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Thread: English from Around the World

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    In a Bangkok temple:
    IT IS FORBIDDEN TO ENTER A WOMAN, EVEN A FOREIGNER, IF DRESSED AS A MAN.

    Cocktail lounge, Norway:
    LADIES ARE REQUESTED NOT TO HAVE CHILDREN IN THE BAR.

    Doctors office, Rome:
    SPECIALIST IN WOMEN AND OTHER DISEASES.

    Dry cleaners, Bangkok:
    DROP YOUR TROUSERS HERE FOR THE BEST RESULTS.

    In a Nairobi restaurant:
    CUSTOMERS WHO FIND OUR WAITRESSES RUDE OUGHT TO SEE THE MANAGER.

    On the main road to Mombassa, leaving Nairobi:
    TAKE NOTICE: WHEN THIS SIGN IS UNDER WATER, THIS ROAD IS IMPASSABLE.

    On a poster at Kencom:
    ARE YOU AN ADULT THAT CANNOT READ? IF SO WE CAN HELP.

    In a City restaurant:
    OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK AND WEEKENDS.

    In a cemetery:
    PERSONS ARE PROHIBITED FROM PICKING FLOWERS FROM ANY BUT THEIR OWN GRAVES.

    Tokyo hotel's rules and regulations:
    GUESTS ARE REQUESTED NOT TO SMOKE OR DO OTHER DISGUSTING BEHAVIOURS IN BED.

    On the menu of a Swiss restaurant:
    OUR WINES LEAVE YOU NOTHING TO HOPE FOR.

    In a Tokyo bar:
    SPECIAL COCKTAILS FOR THE LADIES WITH NUTS.

    Hotel, Yugoslavia:
    THE FLATTENING OF UNDERWEAR WITH PLEASURE IS THE JOB OF THE CHAMBERMAID.

    Hotel, Japan:
    YOU ARE INVITED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE CHAMBERMAID.

    In the lobby of a Moscow hotel across from a Russian Orthodox monastery:
    YOU ARE WELCOME TO VISIT THE CEMETERY WHERE FAMOUS RUSSIAN AND SOVIET COMPOSERS, ARTISTS AND WRITERS ARE BURIED DAILY EXCEPT THURSDAY.

    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 THIS PURPOSE.

    Hotel, Zurich:
    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.

    Advertisement for donkey rides, Thailand:
    WOULD YOU LIKE TO RIDE ON YOUR OWN ASS?

    Airline ticket office, Copenhagen:
    WE TAKE YOUR BAGS AND SEND THEM IN ALL DIRECTIONS.

    A laundry in Rome:
    LADIES, LEAVE YOUR CLOTHES HERE AND SPEND THE AFTERNOON HAVING A GOOD TIME.

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    Oh MY!!!! Our english language is sooo confusing, no wonder other countries have problems translating!!! :D :D :D

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    :lol: :lol: :lol: We do have a way of confusing the rest of the world! :wink:

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    I laugh at a sign on the base all the time.
    It says....road wet when raining.
    DUH!!!!!!

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    So funny. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Thanks for sharing.

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    I have had 5 exchange students. Most did very well but I have some stories too.

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    We have signs all around here that say if the sign is under water, the road is impassable! There used to be one on the side of a building in Dixon, Illinois! :lol:

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    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    I once saw on a menu in Holland 'deep fried codpieces'! YUM! :lol:

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    These are tooo funny! Do you read the instructions on some of the products from around the world?? Sometimes, they just crack me up!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    I once saw on a menu in Holland 'deep fried codpieces'! YUM! :lol:
    I loved this one K. Nearly choked on my tea! Uggghhhh the mere thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    I once saw on a menu in Holland 'deep fried codpieces'! YUM! :lol:
    I loved this one K. Nearly choked on my tea! Uggghhhh the mere thought.
    I thought you'd get it L but wasn't sure if our American friends knew what a codpiece was? :? :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    I once saw on a menu in Holland 'deep fried codpieces'! YUM! :lol:
    I loved this one K. Nearly choked on my tea! Uggghhhh the mere thought.
    I thought you'd get it L but wasn't sure if our American friends knew what a codpiece was? :? :D


    Well this American has no idea what a codpiece is! :oops: :oops: :twisted: :twisted: :?: :?:

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    Ninnie has been sheltered most of her life I guess..


    K...I know :oops: don't believe I would care for that menu item :roll:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninnie
    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    I once saw on a menu in Holland 'deep fried codpieces'! YUM! :lol:
    I loved this one K. Nearly choked on my tea! Uggghhhh the mere thought.
    I thought you'd get it L but wasn't sure if our American friends knew what a codpiece was? :? :D


    Well this American has no idea what a codpiece is! :oops: :oops: :twisted: :twisted: :?: :?:
    Codpiece: I hope you are ready for this Ninnie...A codpiece (from Middle English cod, "scrotum") is a covering flap or pouch that attaches to the front of the crotch of men's trousers and usually accentuates the genital area. It was held closed by string ties, buttons, or other methods. It was an important item of European clothing in the 15th and 16th centuries, and is still worn today in performance costume and in the leather subculture.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    Quote Originally Posted by Ninnie
    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    I once saw on a menu in Holland 'deep fried codpieces'! YUM! :lol:
    I loved this one K. Nearly choked on my tea! Uggghhhh the mere thought.
    I thought you'd get it L but wasn't sure if our American friends knew what a codpiece was? :? :D


    Well this American has no idea what a codpiece is! :oops: :oops: :twisted: :twisted: :?: :?:
    Codpiece: I hope you are ready for this Ninnie...A codpiece (from Middle English cod, "scrotum") is a covering flap or pouch that attaches to the front of the crotch of men's trousers and usually accentuates the genital area. It was held closed by string ties, buttons, or other methods. It was an important item of European clothing in the 15th and 16th centuries, and is still worn today in performance costume and in the leather subculture.



    :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: TOO MUCH INFORMATION!!! ROFLMBO
    G-dad used to say don't ask the question if you don't want to know the answer!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
    Thanks beachlady, I think. :wink:

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    Grandad was right, Ninnie, but you did ask! Now you know why I said: 'I loved this one K. Nearly choked on my tea! Uggghhhh the mere thought'

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    We had lots of giggles when we studied Shakespeare in HS and asked some questions and our Wonderful English teacher, Mr. Vail, told us this information! :?

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    In Tucson, we have signs that amuse visitors to our desert - 'Do Not Enter When Flooded.'

    When it rains, it FLOODS! Just below the surface of the desert, we have CALICHE, and NOTHING, not even cactus roots, penetrate it.

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    Great list!
    One of my favorite signs, I saw while driving across Texas a few years ago. It was painted on the, um can't think of the right word - part of the roof that hangs down & covers the eaves? Anyway, it said:

    "DIESEL FRIED CHICKEN"

    I almost drove off the road laughing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zyxquilts
    Great list!
    One of my favorite signs, I saw while driving across Texas a few years ago. It was painted on the, um can't think of the right word - part of the roof that hangs down & covers the eaves? Anyway, it said:

    "DIESEL FRIED CHICKEN"

    I almost drove off the road laughing!

    Hay Sue, you didn't eat there did you? ROFLMBO
    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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