Laugh A While - English Language Goof-Ups
Non-English speaking countries sometimes go out of their way to
with their English-speaking tourists. Here are some typical examples:
Cocktail lounge, Norway: Ladies are requested not to have children in the bar.
At a Budapest zoo: Please do not feed the animals. If you have any suitable food, give it to the guard on duty.
Doctor's office in Rome: Specialist in women and other diseases.
Information booklet about using a hotel air conditioner from Japan:
Cooles and heates: if you want
condition of warm air in your room, please control yourself.
In a Nairobi restaurant: Customers who find our waitresses rude ought to see the manager.
On the grounds of a Nairobi private school: No trespassing without permission.
In Aamchi Mumbai restaurant: Open seven days a week, and weekends too.
The best!!! In a Tokyo bar: Special cocktails for the ladies with nuts.
Hotel, Japan: You are invited to take advantage of the chambermaid.
In the lobby of a Moscow hotel across from a Russian Orthodox monastery:
You are welcome to visit the cemetery where famous Russian and Soviet composers, artists, and writers are buried daily except Thursday.
Hotel, Zurich: Because of the impropriety of entertaining guests of the opposite sex in the bedroom, it is suggested that the lobby be used for this purpose.
Advertisement by a Hong Kong dentist: Teeth extracted by the latest Methodists.
A laundry in Rome: Ladies, leave your clothes here and spend the afternoon having a good time.
Tourist agency, Czechoslovakia: Take one of our horse-driven city tours. We guarantee no miscarriages.
Advertisement for donkey rides, Thailand: Would you like to ride on your own ass?
The box of a clockwork toy made in Hong Kong: Guaranteed to work throughout its useful life.
Airline ticket office, Copenhagen: We take your bags and send them in all directions.
In a Japanese cemetery: Persons are prohibited from picking flowers from any but their own graves