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Lost in translation: 10 unfortunate signs

Published October 25th, 2015

One of our favourite aspects of travelling is the introduction to the weird and quirky we don't usually get at home. This can be a street-side meal, a bus passenger or even the signs that greet you as you walk down the road.

Here are our favourite sign oddities spotted by travellers during their holidays. Prepare to cringe, giggle and pray no one has taken any of these literally.

I'll Pass On The Pain

Location: Istanbul | Spotted by: Clare F Harvey

Honest Ali

Location: Cochi, India | Spotted by: Rob Parlett

Bake And Fake

Location: Nicosia, Cyprus | Spotted by: Martin Hassett

Appropriately, The Second Edition

Location: Thailand | Spotted by: Ken Marsh

Noah's Lark

Location: London | Spotted by: Brian Minkoff

Back Alley

Location: Vienna, Austria | Spotted by: James Griffin


Location: Chennai, India | Spotted by: Grahame Gardiner

Large Flannel Required

Location: Mexico | Spotted by: Bernice Forsyth

Shoes In The Rear

Location: London | Spotted by: "Blake"

Hop Off

Location: Vietnam | Spotted by: Neil Le Febvre

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The Daily Telegraph

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