The following has been selected and collected for all the English teachers who may have made it thus far in this book. These are a collection of notices in what may have been intended to be written in plain English. Upon reading this, our only hope is that somehow our language will survive.
*From a hotel in Moscow: "If this is your first visit to the USSR, you are welcome to it."
*Notice found in a travel agency in Barcelona: "Go away."
*A Tokyo hotel has this notice on its elevator doors: "Do not open door until door opens first."
*Another Tokyo hotel posted: "Is forbidden to steal towels, please. If you are not person to do such, please
not to read notice."
*A butcher in Nahariyya, Israel: "I slaughter myself twice daily."
*This from a barber in Zanzibar: "Gentlemen's throats cut with nice sharp razors."
*Hotel del Paseo, Mexico City: "We sorry to advice you that by a electric desperfect in the generator master
of the elevator we have the necessity that don't give service at our distinguishable guests."
*This notice was placed on every table in the dining room of a hotel in Columbo, Sri Lanka: "All vegetables in this establishment have been washed in water especially passed by the management."
*A dentist in Hongkong: "Teeth extracted by latest methodists."
*Another elevator sign in Tokyo: "Keep your hands away from unnecessary buttons for you."
*A hotel in Bucharest posted this notice: "The lift is being fixed for the next four days. During this time you will be unbearable."
*Hotel Deutschland, Leipzig: "Do not enter the lift backwards and only when lit up."
*From the bakery, Vale of Kashmir: First-class, English loafer."
*From a little restaurant in Mexico City: "U.S. Hots Dog."
*A barber in Tokyo: "All customers promptly executed."
*The Restaurant des Artistes, Montmartre: "We serve five o'clock tea at all hours." :))
Don't you love this? What a delight! How about a hand for all those marvelous, wonderful people who have composed such signs and sentences! I only hope they never open any English dictionaries as long as they promise to keep on writing such notices. *
-moments to give devotional- by R. S
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