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Old 02-03-2002, 05:03 AM   #1
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Here are some signs and notices which have been translated into rather bad English! Can you spot what has gone wrong, and what they are really trying to say?

On a French passenger jet:

Live West Under Your Seat.

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 Leipzig elevator:

Do not enter the lift backwards, and only when lit up.

In a Belgrade hotel elevato:

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 Yugoslav hotel:

The flattening of underwear with pleasure is the job of the chambermaid.

A sign in a Norwegian bar reads:

LADIES ARE REQUESTED NOT TO HAVE CHILDREN IN THE BAR.

A sign on the door of a Moscow hotel room:

IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST VISIT TO THE U.S.S.R., YOU ARE WELCOME TO IT.

An airline ticket office in Copenhagen reminds you:

WE TAKE YOUR BAGS AND SEND THEM IN ALL DIRECTIONS.

In a certain African hotel you may choose between:

A ROOM WITH A VIEW ON THE SEA OR THE BACKSIDE OF THE COUNTRY.

A sign on a clothing store in Brussels reads:

COME INSIDE AND HAVE A FIT.

A hotel notice in Madrid informs you:

IF YOU WISH DISINFECTION ENACTED IN YOUR PRESENCE, PLEASE CRY OUT FOR THE CHAMBERMAID.

This notice was posted on a Rumanian hotel lift:

THE LIFT IS BEING FIXED FOR THE NEXT DAYS. DURING THAT TIME WE REGRET THAT YOU WILL BE UNBEARABLE.
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Old 02-03-2002, 05:54 AM   #2
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I wanna go to Moscow.

Funny Klodo!
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Old 02-03-2002, 05:54 AM   #3
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Very funny!
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Old 02-03-2002, 05:57 AM   #4
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Bwhahahahaha!!!!!!

They are too funny Klod

That first one made me think there was a rockband under the seat. Who am I thinking of?
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Originally posted by Klodomir:
Here are some signs and notices which have been translated into rather bad English! Can you spot what has gone wrong, and what they are really trying to say?

On a French passenger jet:

Live West Under Your Seat.

life vest under your seat

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.

stealing hotel property is forbidden ?

In a Leipzig elevator:

Do not enter the lift backwards, and only when lit up.

don't enter the lift backwards, and only enter when it's working ?

In a Belgrade hotel elevato:

Please leave your values at the front desk.

your valuables

In a hotel in Athens:

Visitors are expected to complain at the office between the hours of 9 and 11 a.m. daily.

hotel's reception will take any complaints from 9 to 11 am ?

In a Yugoslav hotel:

The flattening of underwear with pleasure is the job of the chambermaid.

flattening of bedclothes will be taken care of by the hotel staff

A sign in a Norwegian bar reads:

LADIES ARE REQUESTED NOT TO HAVE CHILDREN IN THE BAR.
LOL!!

children aren't allowed to enter the bar

A sign on the door of a Moscow hotel room:

IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST VISIT TO THE U.S.S.R., YOU ARE WELCOME TO IT.

welcome to the USSR

An airline ticket office in Copenhagen reminds you:

WE TAKE YOUR BAGS AND SEND THEM IN ALL DIRECTIONS.

we take care of your luggage?

In a certain African hotel you may choose between:

A ROOM WITH A VIEW ON THE SEA OR THE BACKSIDE OF THE COUNTRY.

a room with a view at the sea or a view at the countryside

A sign on a clothing store in Brussels reads:

COME INSIDE AND HAVE A FIT.

come in and try your clothes on

A hotel notice in Madrid informs you:

IF YOU WISH DISINFECTION ENACTED IN YOUR PRESENCE, PLEASE CRY OUT FOR THE CHAMBERMAID.

if you would like disinfection in your room please call the chambermaid

This notice was posted on a Rumanian hotel lift:

THE LIFT IS BEING FIXED FOR THE NEXT DAYS. DURING THAT TIME WE REGRET THAT YOU WILL BE UNBEARABLE.
LOL!!

the lift is being repaired at the moment. Unfortunately it will not be operational during that time.

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Old 02-03-2002, 07:24 AM   #6
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Good stuff. I've got some classified newspaper ads that weren't properly edited:

Illiterate? Write today for free help.

Auto Repair Service. Free pickup and delivery. Trust us once, you'll never go anywhere again.

Dog for sale: eats anything and is fond of children.

We do not tear your clothing with machinery. We do it carefully by hand.

Great Dames for sale.

Used cars: Why go elsewhere to be cheated. Come here first.

bon appetit...
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Old 02-03-2002, 10:25 AM   #8
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flattening of bedclothes will be taken care of by the hotel staff
LOL!!! That's even better! What a service!
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Hilarious, Klod!!

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Old 02-03-2002, 10:28 AM   #10
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There's a very persistent story still making the rounds in Denmark that when Queen Elizabeth visited many years ago, all the little signs in the lifts that she would use saying "IN MOTION" were covered up... this phrase in Danish is "I FART". Probably an urban legend, but still funny.
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Quote:
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Quote:
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flattening of bedclothes will be taken care of by the hotel staff
LOL!!! That's even better! What a service!
LOL, i thought the original sentence was about making the bed by the chambermaid.

Come to think of it, i'm not sure i know what that sentence is about - flattening of underwear?

Good ones from Kieran too. ROTF


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LMAO! "ladies are requested not to have children in the bar"
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bwhahhahhhaaaa those r great
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