Signs, Menus, and Translations

I was looking through my photos and came across these shots of English words and translations.

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Gotta love the toilet instructions.  This one has a wireless remote.  “posterior” is not a word we hear much.  Always lots of options when on the toilet. (click image to enlarge)

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OK, so how hot could it be?  Well, you could easily have brewed tea with this water. Scalding is an understatement.

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I guess hair dying is a problem in Japan hotels.

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This was in an “Italian” bar and restaurant.  Looks like the glasses were printed with a small typo.

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From a distance, this looked like a sign to say “no peeing”.

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I have NO idea…  Fuku??

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Some interesting menu items

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The sign below happened a lot, especially on menus.  The title in English, and the rest in kanji.

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Shirts with English words are everywhere.  Sometimes they make sense.

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~ by rjmang on November 19, 2014.

4 Responses to “Signs, Menus, and Translations”

  1. These are great!

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  2. When I see examples like these, I am reminded of how much better their English is than my Japanese.

    But one of my favorite goofs of a slightly different flavor is this.

    Officials in Swansea needed to erect a sign that warned motorists: “No entry for heavy goods vehicles. Residential site only.”

    All road signs in Wales are bilingual, so the authorities e-mailed a request to its inhouse translation service – and slapped the response on the sign.

    Unfortunately, the response was an out-of-office message: “I am not in the office at the moment. Please send any work to be translated.”

    -Jon

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  3. I really enjoyed the “lower prostitute pickles”, but the “basilico source firing of the adductor muscle” was well – just more tasty !!!
    Alison

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  4. Ah so. You suprized I speaka your ranguage? I educated at UC R A!

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