Friday, April 3, 2009

Lost in Translation

I want to share something amusing from a friend who is living on the other side of the world for awhile. Some of the signage is translated in English...but not quite accurately. She's been writing down some of them. Here are a few:

"Life is a guessing game here! Some signs you can guess what it means but others you just keep walking and wonder!"

Here are some examples:
Space for Rent: Please ask office if you are interesting.
Apartment Brochure: Every heart will be attacked.
Please don't cross railings lest suddenness happens.
ATM: Help oneself terminating machine.
Dying right here is strictly prohibited
(sign on sidewalk)

Label on batteries: Do not swallow batteries or it could make you a seriously hurt blood stream, or could make your mind damaged.

My favorite: "...lest suddenness happens." Has 'suddenness' ever happened to you? That's a whole other blog subject!

1 comment:

Violet said...

So funny! "Lest suddenness happens" that's how life seems to happen doesn't it?!? : ) Happy Easter week! I enjoy your blog, thanks for stopping by mine! - Violet