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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These mistranslations and others can be found at Alphadictionary.com

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About Jodi

Jodi L. Milner is a writer, mandala enthusiast, and educator. Her epic fantasy novel, Stonebearer’s Betrayal, will be published November 2018 by Immortal Works Press. She has been published in several anthologies. When not writing, she can be found folding children and feeding the laundry, occasionally in that order.
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