Friday, June 25, 2010

Fun Friday

Signs Around the World:

In a Tokyo Hotel:
Is forbidden to steal hotel towels please. If you are not a person to do such thing is please not to read notis.

In a Bucharest hotel lobby:
The lift is being fixed for the next day. During that time we regret that you will be unbearable.

In a Leipzig elevator:
Do not enter the lift backwards, and only when lit up.

In a Belgrade hotel elevator:
To move the cabin, push button for wishing floor. If the cabin should enter more persons, each one should press a number of wishing floor. Driving is then going alphabetically by national order.

In a Paris hotel elevator:
Please leave your values at the front desk.

In a hotel in Athens:
Visitors are expected to complain at the office between the hours of 9 and 11 a.m. daily.

In a Japanese hotel:
You are invited to take advantage of the chambermaid.

On the menu of a Swiss restaurant:
Our wines leave you nothing to hope for.

On the menu of a Polish hotel:
Salad a 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.

Outside a Hong Kong tailor shop:
Ladies may have a fit upstairs.

Outside a Paris dress shop:
Dresses for street walking.

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 an advertisement by a Hong Kong dentist:
Teeth extracted by the latest Methodists.

In a Rome laundry:
Ladies, leave your clothes here and spend the afternoon having a good time.

In a Tokyo bar:
Special cocktails for the ladies with nuts.

In a Copenhagen airline ticket office:
We take your bags and send them in all directions.

In a Norwegian cocktail lounge:
Ladies are requested not to have children in the bar.

In a Budapest zoo:
Please do not feed the animals. If you have any suitable food, give it to the guard on duty.

In a brochure of a car rental firm in Tokyo:
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 vigor.

Two signs from a Majorcan shop entrance:
- English well talking.
- Here speeching American.

On a Bulgarian web site:
You may visit this webpage, only if you are logged in or it is unavailable.

Detour sign in Kyushi, Japan:
Stop: Drive Sideways.


  1. Elspeth - Oh, you have truly touched my linguist's heart!! Thank you for these laughs! I love'em! I like the Tokyo car rental one, especially; I wonder what "tootling someone" means ; ).

  2. Margot; They are funny, aren't they? I'm guessing tootling the horn is giving a few small toots - far more polite. However, I'd appreciate instructions on how to trumpet him melodiously.

  3. And one more for you: In some of our lifts there are signs informing people that they are "in use" or "in speed". In Danish that reads: "I fart".

  4. How funny! I kept saying 'this is my favorite'. So at least half of them were :)

  5. wonderful! We have a family style hotel on the way into town. In the old days it had one of those maddening signs with the letters that go missing. One day it said this "Baked ham - $6.95 , children $5.95" ha ha ha - we used to threaten the kids with it...

  6. Karen; It's nice to know there's a place for fits, isn't it?

    Carol; I'm pleased to hear it!

    Jan; How funny! I love those signs where letters keep falling off. Thanks for sharing.

  7. THese are so funny! I was laughing out loud. Ah, you always brighten my day!


  8. I was also laughing out loud. Your posts are priceless...which is why I have an award for you at my blog, Elspeth. Please pick it up at your convenience.

    Now I'm going to go back and read the post again before I fix dinner. Hubby will have to wait. :)

  9. Reading your blog is always good for a belly laugh or two or more! Thanks.

  10. These are great! I want to find the 'wishing floor.'

    Thank you for lifting my spirits today!

    Southern City Mysteries

  11. I love these signs.
    Japanese t-shirts written in "English" are endlessly entertaining too.

  12. These are priceless! Glad I'm not that chambermaid :)

  13. It's Sunday. I'm late. But after hours dealing with financial reconciling, this is perfect!


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