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Lost in translation

29 Apr

Just like the now infamous American computer company Wang, we would like our customers to know that we really care about the quality of our work… we just wouldn’t choose their slogan “Wang Cares” to show it. (Try it, read the slogan out loud)

Here are some wonderful mistranslations spotted on signs in hotels around the world.

Paris: “Please leave your values at the front desk”

Switzerland: “Our wines leave you nothing to hope for”

Norway: “Ladies are requested not to have children in the bar”

Vienna: “In case of fire, do your utmost to alarm the hotel porter”

Bucharest: “The lift is being fixed for the next day. During that time we regret that you will be unbearable”

Moscow : “If this is your first visit to the USSR, you are welcome to it”

Japan : “Guests are requested not to smoke or do other disgusting behaviors in bed”

Thailand: “Please do not bring solicitors into your room”

Nairobi “Customers who find our waitresses rude ought to see the manager”

Acapulco: “The manager has personally passed all the water served here”

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Posted by on April 29, 2015 in Investments

 

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