Saturday, October 17, 2009

Lost In Translation

The following are from actual signs found in hotels and other venues in countries where English is not the main language.

1. In another Japanese hotel room: "Please to bathe inside the tub."

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

3.In a Yugoslavian hotel: "The flattening of underwear with pleasure is the job of the chambermaid."

4. 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."

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

6. 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."

7. In a Bangkok temple: "It is forbidden to enter a woman even a foreigner if dressed as a man."

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

9. On the faucet in a Finnish washroom: "To stop the drip, turn cock to right."

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


  1. They are great.. Leave your values at the front desk.. if only they knew..

    Thanks for the laugh

  2. LOL! The Japanese is the funniest..
    BTW, I have an award for you, please pick it up.



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