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darkriver BS: bad translations (116* d) RE: BS: bad translations 03 Apr 04

You folks might like this site, which deals a lot with the phenomenon of the Japanese use of English for commercial purposes (signs, ads, etc.). Some hair-raising examples there, with plenty of photos. For example, a sign in Japanese and English:


  • Fasten armrest by order, please don't ambulate in staircase.
  • Children and old folks take staircase ought to accompany by keeper.
  • Please don't resort and diaport at passageway.
  • Strictly prohibit bestride the armrest.
  • Bicycle don't take the staircase.
  • Don't protrude the tartness and keenness out the staircase.

regards, doug aka darkriver

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