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Funny signs lost in translation
Traveling to Asia is an exotic adventure in itself. Running into warning signs which have been translated into English spices up the trip. Many of these signs are in front of museums, parks, temples, restrooms, roadways and are meant to be taken seriously by the tourists. In many cases, the choice of verbs and the sequence of the words would create a whole new meaning to what was originally intented. This is when the warning signs become confusing, confounding and funny. These never fail to elicit laughter from English-speaking tourists who revel in the misuse of the language. Here is a collection of my favorite foreign signs with my own added humor.
Stay seated while reading this.
Figure this one out or perhaps ask for an interpreter.
Throw the toilet? Only in a rage.
Old building is crumbling so watch out.
Watch out for manholes.
Dye and drink at the same time.
Never tease the lion or you will be lunch!
Spit or speak loud?
Do not spit too loud? This could really mean "Do not speak too loud". I actually knew someone who could not pronounce the word speak and would say "Do you spit English"?
Do not go here if you are in a rush.
Is this the entrance to the men's room or does it mean "Enter Here"?
Polite way to say do not step on the grass
Keep this place sanitary
Is your mind playing head games with you?
This really means that the twisty paths are tortuous. No tortoises here.
Avoid drowning yourself.
Alcoholics Anonymous is next stop.
Walk at your own risk
Any kind of doll?
No belly flops, please!
Painful punishment if caught
Do not keep combustible materials.
Perhaps the plane is not there?
Any poached fish in the pond?
Lure the elephant with a sugarcane
Are these real knockoffs?
Does the road really get wet when it rains?
You really do not want to break your neck.
Do not take this route in case of an emergency.
Really now. Isn't it obvious?
Better use your GPS.
Is 66 feet deep the black hole?
Leniency for pets with leashes.
Tipsy customers must be on all fours.
Ever tried dancing around a car?
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