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1. Posted by sapphyre (Respected Member, 418 posts) 25 Sep '07 02:16

Hi all,

I just returned from trips to Taipei and Beijing and now have a small collection photos of interestingly-translated English signs. If you have any of these, do send them to me :)

Thx!

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator, 4383 posts) 25 Sep '07 02:27

There might be some amongst the collection of photos tagged with "signs" here on travellerspoint.

3. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru, 4567 posts) 25 Sep '07 02:49

I dont have any photos, but I saw a good sign, in Kanchanaburi, Thailand. The English was perfect, but what it said made me laugh.

It was outside the WW2 Allies museum.

It said:
You may use our very clean Western style toilets, but only if you visit the museum.

I also have seen some terrible graffiti in cafe toilets, by travellers who were in a philosophical mood.
One time, I was very glad that nobody was waiting outside the toilet, when I came out. I would have had to explain why I was laughing in the toilet.

Mel

4. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin, 5577 posts) 25 Sep '07 05:14

This post in our Travellerspoint blog contains 20 signs and was one of the most visited pages on Travellerspoint for quite some time - my personal favourite is "Do not gossip. Let him drive" - very male chauvinistic :)

5. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru, 4567 posts) 25 Sep '07 05:26

LOL

Somebody told me that they saw one in a Japan hotel room that said,
Feel free to take advantage of the chambermaids.

6. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru, 1836 posts) 25 Sep '07 05:55

Quoting Mel.

LOL

Somebody told me that they saw one in a Japan hotel room that said,
Feel free to take advantage of the chambermaids.

That must be a special Hotel for those HENTAIs.....LOL!!

7. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru, 4567 posts) 25 Sep '07 07:44

Here is another from a hotel room in Japan

Do not smoke, or do other disgusting things in our beds.