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Amusingly Mistranslated Signs From Around the World

David K. Israel
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If you've ever been to a restaurant in Greece, chances are you've seen lamp on the menu. The spelling mistake is about as ubiquitous as nude sunbathers on the beach in Mykonos. It's less likely, however, that you've seen my favorite mistranslated sign at Delphi, which reads: "No introducing animals and food on the path." (Banana, meet my daschund Petey. Petey, this is banana"¦)

I've had the good fortune of capturing some great mistranslations over the years as I've traveled, and the even greater fortune of unearthing even more gems on Flickr. Enjoy.

Jesus is said to have walked on water at this, the Sea of Galilee. I guess that was before the municipality of Tiberias erected this sign.

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If you crack the code, and open the hidden safe, you don't even want to know what's in store! (via Ben Beiske)

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What's your favorite mistranslated sign? In what part of the world did you find it?

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