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  • Martin Mikolajek
    FUNNY ENGLISH AROUND THE WORLD! Here are some signs and notices written in English that were discovered throughout the world. You have to give the writers an
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 1, 2001
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      FUNNY ENGLISH AROUND THE WORLD!

      Here are some signs and notices written in English that were discovered
      throughout the world. You have to give the writers an 'E' for Effort. I
      hope you enjoy it.


      In a Tokyo Hotel:
      Is forbidden to steal hotel towels please. If you are not a person to
      do such thing is please not to read notis.

      In a Bucharest hotel lobby:
      The lift is being fixed for the next day. During that time we regret
      that you will be unbearable.

      In a Leipzig elevator:
      Do not enter the lift backwards, and only when lit up.

      In a Belgrade hotel elevator:
      To move the cabin, push button for wishing floor. If the cabin should
      enter more persons, each one should press a number of wishing floor.
      Driving is then going alphabetically by national order.

      In a Paris hotel elevator:
      Please leave your values at the front desk.

      In a hotel in Athens:
      Visitors are expected to complain at the office between the hours of 9
      and 11 A.M. daily.

      In a Yugoslavian hotel:
      The flattening of underwear with pleasure is the job of the
      chambermaid.

      In a Japanese hotel:
      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.

      In an Austrian hotel catering to skiers:
      Not to perambulate the corridors in the hours of repose in the boots of
      ascension.

      On the menu of a Swiss restaurant:
      Our wines leave you nothing to hope for.

      On the menu of a Polish hotel:
      Salad a firm's own make; limpid red beet soup with cheesy dumplings in
      the form of a finger; roasted duck let loose; beef rashers beaten up in
      the country people's fashion.

      Outside a Hong Kong tailor shop:
      Ladies may have a fit upstairs.

      In a Bangkok dry cleaner's:
      Drop your trousers here for best results.

      Outside a Paris dress shop:
      Dresses for street walking.

      In a Rhodes tailor shop:
      Order your summers suit. Because is big rush we will execute customers
      in strict rotation.

      A sign posted in Germany's Black forest:
      It is strictly forbidden on our black forest camping site that people
      of different sex, for instance, men and women, live together in one tent
      unless they are married with each other for that purpose.

      In a Zurich hotel:
      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.

      In an advertisement by a Hong Kong dentist:
      Teeth extracted by the latest Methodists.

      In a Rome laundry:
      Ladies, leave your clothes here and spend the afternoon having a good
      time.

      In a Czech tourist agency:
      Take one of our horse-driven city tours - we guarantee no miscarriages.

      Advertisement for donkey rides in Thailand:
      Would you like to ride on your own ass?

      In a Swiss mountain inn:
      Special today -- no ice cream.

      In a Bangkok temple:
      It is forbidden to enter a woman even a foreigner if dressed as a man.

      In a Tokyo bar:
      Special cocktails for the ladies with nuts.

      In a Copenhagen airline ticket office:
      We take your bags and send them in all directions.

      On the door of a Moscow hotel room:
      If this is your first visit to the USSR, you are welcome to it.

      In a Norwegian cocktail lounge:
      Ladies are requested not to have children in the bar.

      In a Budapest zoo:
      Please do not feed the animals. If you have any suitable food, give it
      to the guard on duty.

      In the office of a Roman doctor:
      Specialist in women and other diseases.

      In an Acapulco hotel:
      The manager has personally passed all the water served here.

      From a Japanese information booklet about using a hotel air conditioner:
      Cooles and Heates: If you want just condition of warm in your room,
      please control yourself.

      From a brochure of a car rental firm in 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 vigor.

      Sign from a Majorcan shop entrance:
      English well talking.

      Sign in a Prague hotel:
      Please don't mowe with the TV set.


      Martin
    • Simon Vaughan
      ... This reminds me of the following apocryphal exchange: American woman: Do you have children? British woman: Not often. Simon
      Message 2 of 2 , Dec 2, 2001
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        > In a Norwegian cocktail lounge:
        > Ladies are requested not to have children in the bar.

        This reminds me of the following apocryphal exchange:

        American woman: Do you have children?
        British woman: Not often.

        Simon
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