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Has anyone seen any funny translations into English recently? I had a couple of days in a hotel this week, and on the back of the door it said : In case of fire, keep quiet.

Well, yes ... I suppose if you told the other guests it might worry them. Not at all good for business ....
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There's a poster advertising a particular province of sardinia which states:
"Trip in Ogliastra". I didn't realise the regional government wanted to promote mind-bending drug tourism.
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There's a website for these out of Japan and asia http://www.engrish.com/

Warning: You could be there for a while.
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Found this ice pack from one of my students in class in the summer and found the instructions absolutely funny.
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There's a website for these out of Japan and asia http://www.engrish.com/

Warning: You could be there for a while.
You beat me too it. Very funny site.

There is a lovely soft drink in Korea but don't be put off by the name - "Cool Piss"
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China has a ton of weird and wacky translations... I'll go and find some.
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You beat me too it. Very funny site.
Yeah, I wasted 30 min. or so there just after I posted the link. But, it was well worth the laugh
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