When you travel a lot, or even a little, or when you live in a country that is not Anglophone, you often come across funny signs, menu entries or other information that’s been badly translated into English. These can be just plain funny for English speaking people.
I thought there were a lot of English speakers all over the world, surely somebody’s available to check these things before they go to production…
Someone could make a lot of money as a proof-reader in Vietnam, for example.
Or, if you’re a bit more health conscious, maybe this is more to your liking:
Or maybe you’d prefer something more suitable for the hot weather, like this:
In one place we stayed in Hoi An, Vietnam, we asked what the wi-fi code was. The host kindly pointed to the sign on the wall.
While shopping for underwear in Hue, Vietnam, I couldn’t go past these genuine Victoria’s Secret panties (who else HATES that word?!).
And while we’re talking nether regions, nothing like this to get you excited. This time it’s in Kanchanaburi, Thailand.
Now, we’re in Moscow, Russian Federation, and if you’re on the street and feeling a bit peckish, just get yourself some of this.
Also in the Russian Federation, but this time in Nizhny Novgorod, if you’re feeling a bit tired, you can book into this hotel, but only if you want a long rest.
And in Tula, also in the Russian Federation, you can get some new-agey kind of advice from the wall of a bar.
And finally, because toilet humour is the funniest kind of humour for me (although I’m trying to eliminate this defect in my character).
Email me your funny signs and I’ll put them in this post firstname.lastname@example.org