English from a different angle
(From an Air France magazine:)
In a Bucharest Hotel:
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 lift backwards, and only when lit up.
In a Belgrade hotel elevator:
To move the cabin, push button for wishing floor. If
the cabing should enter more persons, each one should
press a number of wishing floor. Driving is then
going alphabetically by national order.
In a hotel in Athens:
Visitors are expected to complain at the office
between the hours of 9 and 11 am daily.
In a Yugoslavia hotel:
The flattening of underwear with pleasure is the job
of the chambermaid.
In a Japanese hotel:
You are invited to take advantage of the chambermaid.
In the lobby of a Moscow hotel across from the Russian
You are welcome to visit the cemetry where famous
Russian and Soviet composers, artisits and writers
are buried daily except Thursday.
Outside a Hong Kong tailor shop:
Ladies may have a fit upstairs.
In a Bangkok dry cleaner:
Drop your trousers here for best results.
In a Rome laundry:
Ladies, leave your clothes here and spend the
afternoon having a good time.
In a Rhodes tailor shop:
Order yous summer suit. Because is big rush we will
execute customers in strict rotation.
A sign posted in Germany's Black Forest:
It is strictly forbidden on 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.
In a Czechoslovakin tourist agency:
Take one of our horse-driven city tours - we
guarantee no miscarriages.
In a Tokyo bar:
Special cocktails for ladies with nuts.
In a Copenhagen airline ticket counter:
We take your bags and send them in all directions.
On the door of a Moscow hotel room:
If this is your first visit to USSR, you are welcome
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 the office of a Roman doctor:
Specialist in women and diseases.
From a Japanese information booklet about using a hotel air
Cooles and heates: If you want just condition of warm
in your room, please control yourself.
From a brochure of a car rental 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
Two signs from a Morocan shop entrance:
- English well speaking
- Here speeching American.