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When signs in a foreign country are in English, any combination of words is possible. The following are real-life examples:

AT A TOKYO BAR: "Special cocktails for the ladies with nuts"

AT A BUDAPEST ZOO: "Please do not feed the animals. If you have any suitable food, give it to the guard on duty"

AT A BUDAPEST HOTEL: "All rooms not denounced by twelve o'clock will be paid for twicely"

IN A HONG KONG SUPERMARKET: "For your convenience, we recommend courteous, efficient self-service"

AT A NORWEGIAN COCKTAIL LOUNGE: "Ladies are requested not to have children in the bar"

IN A TAILOR SHOP IN RHODES: "Order your summer suit. Because is big rush we will execute customers in strict order"

A LAUNDRY IN ROME: "Ladies, leave your clothes here and spend the afternoon having a good time"

IN A CZECH TOURIST AGENCY: "Take one of our horse-driven city tours--we guarantee no miscarriages"

ON A VIENNESE RESTAURANT MENU: "Fried milk, children sandwiches, roast cattle and boiled sheep"

IN A SWISS MOUNTAIN INN: "Special Today--no ice cream"

A DOCTOR'S OFFICE IN ROME: "Specialist in women and other diseases"

IN A MOSCOW HOTEL ROOM: "If this is your first visit to the USSR, you are welcome to it"

AT A VIENNA HOTEL: "In case of fire, do your utmost to alarm the hotel porter"

AT A HONG KONG DENTIST: "Teeth extracted by the latest Methodists"

AT A SWEDISH FURRIER: "Fur coats made for ladies from their own skin"

gotta love it!! Mary

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