Off topic: Linguistic boo-boos
Thread poster: Kim Metzger

Kim Metzger  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 01:49
German to English
Jul 17, 2003

Here are a few aberrations of the English language I thought folks might enjoy:

Linguistic humor, Foreign hotel signs

IN A LEIPZIG ELEVATOR:
Do not enter the lift backwards, and only when lit up.
IN AN AUSTRIAN HOTEL CATERING TO SKIERS:
Not to perambulate the corridors in the house of repose in the boots of ascension.
ON THE MENU OF A SWISS RESTAURANT:
Our wines leave you nothing to hope for.
IN A VIENNA HOTEL:
In case of fire, do your utmost to alarm the hotel porter.
A SIGN POSTED IN GERMANY'S BLACK FOREST:
It is strictly forbidden in 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 that purpose.
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.

http://www.ling.upenn.edu/~beatrice/humor/foreign-hotel-signs.html


 

Alexandru Pojoga
Romania
Local time: 09:49
Japanese to English
+ ...
Absolutely hilarious! Jul 17, 2003

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Paul Lambert  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 23:49
French to English
+ ...
Or, in a Moscow hotel..... Jul 17, 2003

If thie is your first visit to Russia, you are welcome to it! Classic!!!

 

Beth Kantus  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 02:49
German to English
really great! Jul 17, 2003

Thanks for the grins on a long Thursday afternoon!

 


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