Tuesday, 19 October 2010
Languages; how we form phrases, how we choose words that are suitable for what we mean to say, and having an impeccable grammar are all part of a wonderful gift that everyone would be grateful to possess. Only it's one which many fail to acquire, including myself.... Wait, that's besides the point. Anyways, here's something I read earlier in the day:
[Note: The following examples are real, and if your grammar skills dropped a notch after reading them, well, whatever it is that you plan on doing, you can't sue me!*]
Funny English from Around The World!
Cocktail lounge, Norway:
Ladies are requested not to have children in the bar. (But, ..it's labour time!)
Dry cleaners, Bangkok:
Drop your trousers here for the best results. (Drop them now, mr!)
In a Nairobi restaurant:
Customers who find our waitresses rude ought to see the manager. (He's even worse? :O )
On the main road to Mombassa, leaving Nairobi:
Take Notice: When this sign is under water, this road is impassable. ( Nuh uh! Me is going to see for herself if she ever stepped a foot in that place.)
On a poster at Kencom:
Are you an adult that can not read? If so, we can help. ( Somehow, everyone who can actually read poster is going to disagree with that statement.)
In a city restaurant:
Open seven days a week and weekends. ( So, there's actually 9 days a week? -- Explains a lot! )
In a cemetery:
Persons are prohibited from picking flowers from any but their own graves. ( o.o! Why thank you for being so, so kind!)
Tokyo hotel's rules and regulations:
Guests are requested not to smoke or do other disgusting behaviours in bed. (Define disgusting ;) )
You are invited to take advantage of the chamber-maid. (Poor maid - me knows where that person's mind were at the moment they made that note.)
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. ( Talk about hard work! Glad they're taking atleast a day off.)
Airline ticket office, Copenhagen:
We take your bags and send them in all directions. ( Just what every passenger needs to know! )
Hope you liked them. Maybe you've read them before, maybe not, but picture yourself in a classroom where the professor asks different students to read one of the above phrases out loud, for everyone to hear. Oh yeah. The whole class tried it's best not to laugh out loud at some of those, and some of us failed miserably at doing just that!
And to top it off, he got to be atleast 60, bless his heart. Somehow, that alone made everything all the more funny and awkward. But we loved it none-the-less.
Just incase you were wondering, yes, there's a point in all of this; he wanted to show just how important for us human beings to know how to communicate with eachother properly, because mistakes like those can have disasterous consequences -- Message well-received, Prof. ( Is just showing off that she got it to whoever is reading this, atm.)
I hope you all are having a wonderful day/or night.
In case you're from Australia, why are you up so early? Were you pulling an all-nighter? -- Oh well, don't forget to get some sleep soon, and yes, I'm rambling now, so bye-bye. =)
P.S: Thank you Khai for the little nudge! =D
* That reminded me of Chris. ( can't find the exact disclaimer. >.< haha.)