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Sunday, 22 February 2009

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Examples of English from around the world.

In a Bangkok temple

IT IS FORBIDDEN TO ENTER A WOMAN, EVEN A FOREIGNER, IF DRESSED AS A MAN

Cocktail lounge, Norway

LADIES ARE REQUESTED NOT TO HAVE CHILDREN IN THE BAR

Doctors office, Rome

SPECIALIST IN WOMEN AND OTHER DISEASES

Dry cleaners, Bangkok

DROP YOUR TROUSERS HERE FOR THE BEST RESULTS

In a Nairobi restaurant

CUSTOMERS WHO FIND OUR WAITRESSES RUDE OUGHT TO SEE THE MANAGER

On an Athi River highway

TAKE NOTICE WHEN THIS SIGN IS UNDER WATER, THIS ROAD IS IMPASSABLE

On a poster at Kencom

ARE YOU AN ADULT THAT CANNOT READ? IF SO, WE CAN HELP

In a City restaurant

OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK AND ALSO WEEKENDS

A sign seen on an automatic restroom hand dryer

DO NOT ACTIVATE WITH WET HANDS

In a cemetery

PERSONS ARE PROHIBITED FROM PICKING FLOWERS FROM ANY BUT THEIR OWN GRAVES


Tokyo hotel's rules and regulations

GUESTS ARE REQUESTED NOT TO SMOKE OR DO OTHER DISGUSTING BEHAVIOURS IN BED

On the menu of a Swiss restaurant

OUR WINES LEAVE YOU NOTHING TO HOPE FOR

In a Tokyo bar

SPECIAL COCKTAILS FOR THE LADIES WITH NUTS

Hotel, Yugoslavia

THE FLATTENING OF UNDERWEAR WITH PLEASURE IS THE JOB OF THE CHAMBERMAID


Hotel, Japan

YOU ARE INVITED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE CHAMBERMAID

In the lobby of a Moscow hotel across from a Russian Orthodox monastery

YOU ARE WELCOME TO VISIT THE CEMETERY WHERE FAMOUS RUSSIAN AND SOVIET COMPOSERS, ARTISTS, AND WRITERS ARE BURIED DAILY EXCEPT THURSDAY


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 THIS PURPOSE

Hotel, Zurich

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

Advertisement for donkey rides, Thailand

WOULD YOU LIKE TO RIDE ON YOUR OWN ASS?


The box of a clockwork toy made in Hong Kong

GUARANTEED TO WORK THROUGHOUT ITS USEFUL LIFE

In a Swiss mountain inn

SPECIAL TODAY - NO ICE-CREAM

Airline ticket office, Copenhagen

WE TAKE YOUR BAGS AND SEND THEM IN ALL DIRECTIONS


A laundry in Rome

LADIES, LEAVE YOUR CLOTHES HERE AND SPEND THE AFTERNOON HAVING A GOOD TIME

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