10 Funny Mistranslations On Public Signs



The problem with using words in order to communicate with people is that every word has several connotations attached to it depending on which part of the world you are from. The English language is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, but it is far from being perfect. The other problem is that when you are translating from local languages to English, you stand the risk of mis-translating key pieces of information. This can lead to some hilarious situations in public places, apart from being dangerous in some situations as well. Here is a list of 10 funny mistranslations from signs around the world.

Happy Family In Hot Casserole

Every restaurant prides itself on having a specialty dish. This one really went all-out in order to create something unique, and terrifying.

Super Saloon

This is definitely the scariest salon in the world. Keep your children away from this place at all times.

No Smoking The Bed

Smoking can be highly addictive. When some people run out of cigarettes, they tend to smoke the bed apparently.

Tender Fragrant Grass

This sign was clearly penned by William Shakespeare before he went onto become a famous play writer.

You Are The Best

There is nothing like sullying the pool in order to prove to the people around you that you are the best.

Do Not Water

What do you do when the pool is too deep? You don’t water of course!

Smallpox Button

No wonder Smallpox is still rampant in some parts of the world. People need to start getting rid of this dangerous, yet highly convenient button.

Slip And Fall Down Carefully

Some people are too eager to have an accident. If you do want to slip and fall down, it is best you do it carefully.

Tiny Grass Is Dreaming

Have you ever wondered about what kind of dreams grass have? No one has, except for the person who wrote this sign.

Poisonous And Evil Rubbish

Recycling is very important. You put the degradable rubbish in one bin, the non-biodegradable one in another, and the poisonous and evil rubbish in this bin.