Friday Fun: Lost in Translation #2

No walking off turret!

These humorous signs were found around Eastern and Transcontinental Europe.

  • Hotel, Yugoslavia: The flattening of underwear with pleasure is the job if 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.
  • Hotel catering to skiers, Austria: Not to perambulate the corridors in the hours of repose in the boots of ascension.
  • Taken from a menu, Poland: 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 in the country people’s own fashion.
  • From the “Soviet Weekly”: Here will be a Moscow exhibition of arts by 15,000 Soviet Republic painters and sculptors.  These were executed over the past two years.
  • On the door of a Moscow hotel room: If this is your first visit to the USSR, you are welcome to it.
  • Tourist agency, Czechoslovakia: Take one of our horse-driven city tours. We guarantee no miscarriages.

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3 Responses to Friday Fun: Lost in Translation #2

  1. nrhatch says:

    Excellent! : )

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