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Lost in Translation No.2 - Funny signs of Asia

LOST IN TRANSLATION PART 2!

Welcome to part 2 of our ‘Lost in Translation’ Series: our collection of funny signs & sights from around & South East Asia.

In general people in Asia are pretty good at speaking English and usually put us ignorant Brits to shame, but we have noticed on our travels many amusing mistranslations which often stem from directly translating Asian languages into English so we thought we'd share a few that made us laugh.

PLEASE LEAVE A GARBAGE BIN

OK, that’s a strange request but seeing as you asked so nicely, here take my bin. We saw this corker on a boat on the way to Koh Phangan.

Also, I’m reliably told that the red writing in Thai underneath this adorable request says simply: ‘No Gambling’.

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WARNING, ALCOHOL IMPAIRS JUDGEMENT

Fine, true and perfect English. We just love the picture of the dude underwater, kissing a fish with a beer in his hand!

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THE DOLLHOUSE, TELLING IT HOW IT IS

An amusing sign outside a bar on the notorious ‘Soi Cowboy’.

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SUDDEN FLOATED? WHAT?

OK so we get what the purpose of the sign is... Don't chuck stuff in the toilet as it will block it. But Sudden Floated?? Noooooooo

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NICE CANNES

And, as a special bonus.. We couldn’t help including this one from our recent-ish road trip in Europe.

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Call it childish if you like but you can’t deny the comedy layout of this sign in France. Nice Cannes indeed!

But seriously though…. Nice coat. Nice.

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That's it for now. Until next time, peace out & see y'all on the beach!

DON'T QUIT YOUR DAYDREAM

TruCrew

For more sign based hilarity feel free to have a read of the other two in the Lost in Translation series here:

Lost in Translation 1

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