We’ve had such fun with this series of mis-phrases found at tourism establishments around the world.
Seen in a cocktail lounge, Norway: “Ladies are requested not to have children in the bar.”
Sign sitting on each table, hotel restaurant, Acapulco, Mexico: “The manager has personally passed all the water served here.”
Posted in the zoo, Budapest, Hungary: “Please do not feed the animals. If you have any suitable food, give it to the guard on duty.”
On the menu in a mountain inn, Switzerland: “Special today no ice cream.”
Highway sign in Lyons, Colorado: “In case of flood, climb to safety.”
Outside a museum, Sanxingdui, China: “Cultivate hygienic habits and erect good manners.”
As advertized to tourists by a dentist, Hong Kong: “Teeth extracted by the latest Methodists.”
Read in the information booklet about using a hotel air conditioner, Japan: “Cooles and Heates: If you want just condition of warm in your room, please control yourself.”
Posted in a Buddhist Wat (temple), Bangkok, Thailand: “It is forbidden to enter a woman even a foreigner if dressed as a man.”
Visible on the dataport of a “smart” payphone, Milan, Italy: “No traffic available at this time.”
Seen on the door of a hotel room, Moscow, Soviet Union: “If this is your first visit to the USSR, you are welcome to it.”
Seen at the entrance of a souvenir shop, Majorca, Spain: “English well talking.”
Seen in Madrid: “Here speeching American.”
If you have any good ones to add to the list, please post them in the Comments field!
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