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Lost in translation – again!

Ladies and gents, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for…
YES, it’s another episode of…
MFUDDLED ENGLISH LANGUAGE SIGNS!

[Applause] [Whoo-hoo!]

In a City restaurant:
OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, AND WEEKENDS TOO.

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.

Hotel catering to skiers, Austria:
NOT TO PERAMBULATE THE CORRIDORS IN THE HOURS OF REPOSE IN THE BOOTS OF ASCENSION.

Taken from a menu, Poland:
SALAD A FIRM’S OWN MAKE; LIMPID RED BEET SOUP WITH CHEESY DUMPLINGS IN THE FORM OF A FINGER; ROASTED DUCK LET LOOSE; BEEF RASHERS BEATEN IN THE COUNTRY PEOPLE’S FASHION.

Supermarket, Hong Kong:
FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, WE RECOMMEND COURTEOUS, EFFICIENT SELF-SERVICE.

From the “Soviet Weekly”:
THERE WILL BE A MOSCOW EXHIBITION OF ARTS BY 15,000 SOVIET REPUBLIC PAINTERS AND SCULPTORS. THESE WERE EXECUTED OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS.

And finally, a personal favourite…

Sign in men’s rest room in Japan:
TO STOP LEAK TURN COCK TO THE RIGHT.

THE WEATHER
Was so-so today. Temps around the 10°C mark, slightly windy and overcast. Went out wearing just a light jacket and wouldn’t you know it – the first and only shower of the day came pouring down upon my head. I turned around promptly and got a heavier jacket, which I wound up carrying around on my arm because as soon as I was in town – which is where I was headed – the sun came out. Ah well. Daybreak was at 4 am this morning, nightfall at 22.49.

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