Funny signs across the world

Funny-signImage credit: @Doug88888, “Funny signs” August 9, 2009, via Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

Dear all,
Have you ever travelled abroad or in your own country and spotted a funny sign? Very often, the reason for such signs is that people who do not speak a particular language translate a word or a phrase from their native language into the language they do not speak without consulting a native speaker or a linguist. Another reason is that people sometimes do not consider attentively what they intend to write on a sign. Finally, what is considered acceptable in one culture or community may be inappropriate in another. As a result, tourists or other people who travel to the area and see the sign may be quite amused or puzzled. Below is a link to a website which provides more examples of funny signs across the world:

http://www.funnysigns.net/

Iaroslav

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