funny english translationsIt’s fun learning a new language. But sometimes trying to use direct word for word translation can result in some very funny expressions!

Private school: NO TRESPASSING WITHOUT PERMISSION.
Hotel bedroom, Japan: GUESTS ARE REQUESTED NOT TO SMOKE OR DO OTHER DISGUSTING BEHAVIOURS IN BED.

Doctor’s surgery, Rome: SPECIALIST IN WOMEN AND OTHER DISEASES.

Cocktail lounge, Norway: LADIES ARE REQUESTED NOT TO HAVE CHILDREN IN THE BAR.

Hotel, Acapulco: THE MANAGER HAS PERSONALLY PASSED ALL THE WATER SERVED HERE.

Hotel airconditioner instructions, Japan: COOLES AND HEATES: IF YOU WANT CONDITION OF WARM AIR IN
YOUR ROOM, PLEASE CONTROL YOURSELF.

Zoo, Hungary: PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE ANIMALS. IF YOU HAVE ANY SUITABLE FOOD,
GIVE IT TO THE GUARD ON DUTY.

Resaurant, Nairobi: CUSTOMERS WHO FIND OUR WAITRESSES RUDE OUGHT TO SEE THE MANAGER.

Car rental brochure, Tokyo: WHEN PASSENGER OF FOOT HEAVE IN SIGHT, TOOTLE THE HORN.
TRUMPET HIM MELODIOUSLY AT FIRST, BUT IF HE STILL OBSTACLES YOUR PASSAGE THEN TOOTLE HIM WITH VIGOUR.

River highway: TAKE NOTICE: WHEN THIS SIGN IS UNDER WATER, THIS ROAD IS IMPASSABLE.

Men’s lavatory, Japan: TO STOP LEAK TURN COCK TO THE RIGHT

What more can I say?

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4 thoughts on “Funny English

  • 30/03/2010 at 9:45 pm
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    It's very early here in NZ. Could not have wished for a better start to my day than this post!

    Where do you find these things?

    Priceless :)

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  • 30/03/2010 at 10:00 pm
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    An old English teacher has a huge pile of things like this Wendy! Do you want more? lol

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  • 31/03/2010 at 2:39 am
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    You never fail to make me smile. Thanks, Derek!

    Also, I have a blog award for you over at my site, if you're interested.Not that you need it or anything, but I posted a link to your blog so some of my followers could experience the laughter as I do!

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  • 31/03/2010 at 4:05 am
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    This is a terrific blog Derek. I love it!
    It is so humorous and it's fun!
    I think Wendy summed it up when she said "Priceless"

    Props!

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