25 Funny English Signs Around The World
English has become a universal language with more and more people learning it around the globe. But the demand of using English as a universal language has taken its toll. So many people put up signs in English to attract English speakers while increasing the scope of their advertisement but some people end up doing this in the wrong way. They either translate their native tongue word by word to English which usually ends up meaning something else, or they use minimum English to form weird sentences. Over in all it is quite funny to read these signs. Most of the signs do end up getting their message across no matter how demented and ridiculous the English is but some signs are not understandable at all but still funny all the same.
Ok, so all I can assume is that we are probably supposed to go bowling; perhaps with a twist which involves actually breaking the pins rather than just knocking them down. They must hate the traditional bowling (and its pins).
Butchering English at its best. What the sign actually means is ‘Smoking not allowed in the inner premises of the building’. But here building doesn’t want to give entry to a ‘smoked’ visitor; well if he is smoked, he should be sent to a hospital anyways, so maybe the sign does make sense in a weird way.
I think a foreigner entered a foreigner restricted shop, and hence the apology. I just wish they had done it properly.
AHEM. Anyone still care to visit this ‘care’ shop?
The one making this poster must either be extremely high (which made him do this out of sheer absurdity) or extremely low (which made him want to scream at the customers that they having a sale, dammit!).
‘Buy two & get one free’ is old fashioned. ‘You buy two, you pay for one’ is so modern and catchy, bravo.
Wow, separate bathrooms for males and females. You don’t say?
Anyone swimming in this swimming pool is apparently a life guard responsible for saving his own life, who said ‘it hasn’t lifeguard’?
This is for all those free hoarders; it’s not free for the full day, you eat and leave, GET that? Leave! As soon as you finish!
Erm what position? And dying? I hope they mean dying the table in some color and not the ‘dying’ of a person.
You thought only you messed up between left and right? Lo & behold, think again.
So, there is ‘dangerous at the bank’? Someone please call the police to keep this ‘dangerous’ away from the bank.
Don’t be offended by this, the message is messed up but made with a pure heart. They want you to join them in throwing rubbish in the dustbin so that the rubbish is not homeless; they are not calling you rubbish.
Ok, be careful, I think the roof is slippery and can fall on anyone.
Too much information? But let’s take a moment to go through these and fix our rest room etiquettes. By the way, what’s up with the last one?
To all those aliens on our earth, this is how you open a human door. In case you didn’t know. Push and pull and if it doesn’t open then walk away.
Someone please congratulate and tell them they got it almost right, just backwards. It‘s ‘Woman’s Toilet’ please.
Again, such an elegant way to teach people manners. Don’t forget to push the button before leaving the rest room ever, or so says the sign, much more rudely.
So, that’s the way to the rest room? Thank god they translated that, else how could have I managed to reach it?
A new fruit is out in Japan which is the ‘curved yellow fruit’ and it is yellow in color, curved in shape and looks like a banana. Oh wait, it’s a banana.
Good at heart. Bad at English. Again.
Yet again, good at heart, but with a horrible way to express it. Even McDonald fell victim to the butchering of English.
This sign is heaven in disguise for kids. Now they can slip all they want but carefully since they have been instructed to do so.
Don’t laugh at the sign. At least you understand that there’s a danger of landslide somewhere nearby. Just figure out the rest, especially the part where you run.
First they should write a tutorial explaining how that could be done.
To all those travelling in a bus or metro, please avoid doing gymnastics there. Do it in the club. Quite a sensible sign.