Friday, May 14, 2010

Funrtry Friday - Fun in the Country, but...

... today, we are traveling to a few other countries.  Here's a great laugh from - You Make Me Laugh!  These are actual real serious signs from all over the world.  Enjoy!

Bucharest Hotel Lobby - "The lift is being fixed for the next day. During that time you will be unbearable."

Leipzig elevator - "Do not enter the lift backwards and only when lit up"

Belgrade elevator - "To move the cabin, push forward for wishing floor. If the cabin should enter more persons, each one should press a number for a wishing floor. Driving is then going alphabetically by national order"

Paris elevator - "Please leave your values at the front desk."

Athenian hotel - "Visitors are expected to complain at the office between the hours of....."

Moscow Hotel - "You are invited to visit the cemetery where famous Soviet composers, authors and artists are buried daily except Thursday."

Austrian ski hotel - "Do not perambulate the corridors in the hours of repose in the boots of ascension."

Swiss menu - "Our wines leave you nothing to hope for."

Polish menu - "Salad of 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."

Hong Kong dress shop - "Ladies have fits upstairs."

Rhodes tailor shop - "Order your summer suit because it is big rush we will execute customers in strict rotation."

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 together for that reason."

Swedish furrier - "Fur coats made for ladies from their own skin."

Japanese detour sign - "Stop: Drive sideways."

Swiss mountain inn - "Special today - no ice cream."

Copenhagen airline office - "We take your bags and send them in all directions.

Budapest zoo - "Please do not feed the animals. If you have suitable food, give it to the guard on duty."

Acapulco hotel - "The manager has personally passed all the water served here."

Japanese air conditioner - "Cooles and Heates: If you want just condition of warm in your room, please control yourself."

Tokyo car rental firm - "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 vigour."

Norwegian cocktail bar - "Ladies are requested not to have children in the bar"

*Thanks to Pastor Tim for this joke!*



  1. Those are funny! Mental note - do not drink the water in Acapulco hotels!

  2. Oh, I looove the next to last one about tootling with vigour. HA!

  3. LOL - those are hysterical. Beet soup with finger shaped cheese dumplings just doesn't sound appetizing, unless of course it is Halloween.

  4. Good way to start the day with a chuckle!

  5. Hahaha! Thanks for the giggles! Love those "lost in translation" moments.

  6. What FUN! Yup, this is what happens when you use a dictionary for translations :D

  7. hehehe...I have tears running down my cheeks. Thank you for the giggles.

  8. Good ones :) Sometimes you wonder what they were thinking when they post some of this stuff!!!

  9. These really made me laugh! I think this one is my favorite.

    Paris elevator - "Please leave your values at the front desk."

    Thanks for this post!


  10. Laughed out loud, to myself, while reading. I guess this proves the adage that "it looses something in the translation".

    Reminds me of one of my son's French Canadien playmates who wanted "butter peanut" for his sandwich.

    Just plain tickles your funny bone.

  11. *roflol* Glad you all enjoyed the chuckle! These reminded me of reading instruction manuals at work - we decided that you could tell what time of day the manuals were translated - and whether or not the translator had consumed enough or too much coffee! lol!

  12. LOL! By the end of this post, I was afraid I was going to wake up the DH, chuckling! Thanks for the laugh and the lift. =oD

  13. Glad you enjoyed them, Pam and Anitra!


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