English Signs Abroad
From the Internet: English in Non-English speaking countries !
Examples of how English is being used in different parts of the world :
In a Yugoslavian hotel: The flattening of underwear with pleasure
is the job of the
In a japanese hotel: You are invited to take advantage of the
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 a Rome laundry: Ladies, leave your clothes here and spend the
afternoon having a good
In a Czechoslovakian tourist agency: Take one of our horse-driven city
tours - we guarantee
- no miscarriages.
On the faucet in a Finnish washroom: To stop the drip, turn cock to
In the window of a Swedish furrier: Fur coats made for ladies from
their own skin.
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 Norwegian cocktail lounge: Ladies are requested not to have
children in the bar.
In the office of a Roman doctor: Specialist in women and other
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.
In a Rhodes tailor shop: Order your summer suit. Because is big rush
we will execute
- customers in strict rotation.
Similarly, from the Soviet Weekly: There will be a Moscow Exhibition
of Arts by 15,000
- Soviet Republic painters and sculptors. These were
executed over the past two years.
finally, because this page is getting to big.
In the lobby of a Moscow hotel across from a Russion Orthodox monastry:
You are welcome
- to visit the cemetery where famous Russian and Soviet
composers, artists, and writers are
- buried daily except Thursday.