The following funny restaurant and hotel signs are real. We think the people who wrote these are in desperate need of our professional proofreading services!
Sign in a Bangkok bar:
“The shadiest cocktail bar in Bangkok.”
– In English, the word “shady” can also mean unsavory or dangerous. This bar is proudly claiming to be a bad place to visit!
Sign in a Taiwan cafeteria:
“Please keep chair on position and keep table cleaned after dying.”
– After dying? This should probably have said “dining”!
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.”
-Too late; we have read it!
In a Bucharest hotel lobby:
“The lift is being fixed for the next day. During that time we regret that you will be unbearable.”
-An unbearable person is an individual with whom other people do not like to spend time with because they are intolerable or awful. This sign should have said: “Tomorrow the lift will be fixed. During this time, we regret to tell you that you will be unable to use it.”
In a hotel in Athens:
“Visitors are expected to complain at the office between the hours of 9 and 11 A.M. daily.”
– So all visitors have to make a complaint? Maybe this should have been written as follows: “Any visitors who would like to make a complaint should visit the office between the hours of 9 and 11 A.M. daily.”
On the menu of a Swiss restaurant:
“Our wines leave you nothing to hope for.”
– We don’t know what the intended message of this one was, but we do know that it doesn’t encourage us to try the wine!
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’s shop at the Penisula Hotel:
“Ladies have fits upstairs.”
-To have a “fit” is to have a convulsion or an involuntary spasm. This should have said: “Ladies have fittings upstairs.”
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