Peter Farnham (pfarnham@ASBMB.FASEB.ORG)
Wed, 27 Sep 1995 11:26:26 EST
A few gems of garbled English follow. I found this in a pile of old
joke stuff that arrived over my fax machine a few years ago. Not
scout-related, but I thought you'd all enjoy a laugh.
In a Paris hotel elevator: "Please leave your values at the front
In a Japanese hotel: "You are invited to take advantage of the
On a menu of a Polish hotel restaurant: "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 up in the country people's
In a Bangkok dry cleaner's: "Drop your trousers here for best
A Hong Kong dentist's ad: "Teeth extracted by the latest Methodists."
In a Copenhagen airline ticket office: "We take your bags and send
them in all directions."
In an Acapulco hotel: "The manager has personally passed all the
water served here."
A car rental brochure in Tokyo: "When passenger of foot heave in
sight, tootle the horn. Trumpet him melodiously at first, but if he
still obstacles your passage then tootle him with vigor."
Signs from a Mallorcan shop entrance: "English well talking. Here
A Roman doctor's sign: "Specialist in women and other diseases."
A Swiss restaurant: "Our wines leave you nothing to hope for."
In a Bucharest hotel lobby: "The lift is being fixed for the next
day. During that time we regret that you will be unbearable."
In a lobby of a Moscow hotel across from a Russian Orthodox
monastery:"You are welcome to visit the cemetery where famous Russian
composers, artists, and writers are buried daily except Thursday."
In an Austrian hotel catering to skiers: "Not to perambulate the
corridors in the hours of repose in the boots of ascension."
In a Rome laundry: "Ladies, leave your clothes here and spend the
afternoon having a good time."
SM, Troop 113
GW District, NCAC
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City