These days most airports and city streets looks pretty much the same thanks to our multinational landscape. Boringly bright fast food chains, long lines for lattes at Starbucks, pan-piping buskers… So it’s refreshing to see the English language is still being mangled magnificently in other countries, as these gems illustrate:
In a Dry Cleaners in Bangkok:
DROP YOUR TROUSERS HERE FOR THE BEST RESULTS!
On the menu in a Swiss Restaurant:
OUR WINES LEAVE YOU NOTHING TO HOPE FOR.
In a Yugoslavian Hotel:
THE FLATTENING OF UNDERWEAR WITH PLEASURE, IS THE JOB OF THE CHAMBERMAID.
In a German Campsite:
IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN ON OUR BLACK FOREST CAMPING SITE, THAT PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT SEX, FOR INSTANCE, MEN AND WOMEN, LIVE TOGETHER IN ONE TENT, UNLESS THEY ARE MARRIED WITH EACH OTHER FOR THIS PURPOSE.
But wait, there’s more! Pop over to check out a full list from fellow wordsmiths at IWriteCopy4U.
Have you seen any examples in your travels?