If you're running a business in a tourist-heavy country, having signage in English is a smart move. Your smarts go out the window, however, if the English translations you display turns into the wrong kind of funny jokes. We understand that not everyone knows the language well enough not to get lost in translation, but please - don't trust Google Translate to give you anything but an absolutely literal conversion of whatever you type in, making your sign into a hilariously funny fail.

Well, to be fair on Google Translate, it's possible that some of these errors were just honest typos. Other times, these funny signs display the best of both Engrish and Spanglish languages. Either way, scroll down to see the funniest bad translations people have come across during their travels and vote for the most epic fails. Anyone up for a nice 'decomposed Moscow mule' later?

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John L
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Now that I think of it, this may be a great way to shrink swollen hemorrhoids. 😜

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Kukku
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Even that finnish text is not correct 😅

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John L
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Perhaps we can expect to see Dustin Hoffman, and Laurence Olivier, working there?

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Scott Johnson
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Hey, son, I know you're mad at me for grounding you and all, but you're learning English in school, right? Would you translate this menu for my restaurant before it's printed? You will? Thanks, mate, I appreciate it."

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Anna Thouvenin
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Another math teacher just started crying reading this.

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John L
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yep, about hot/spicy foods, they say you get to enjoy it twice. Once going in, and once coming out. That post above about "Ice Cream In The Ass" makes perfect sense now. :D

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Andrew Gibb
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

they are in the variety of dishes category- variety is the spice of life...

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Alex Bunker
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I guess the shrimp does the work while the fish ponders...

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CatShatBrix
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's gonna give birth! PUSH! Come on, you can do it!

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Valentina Favaro
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

psalm 119.5.3 And their life shall be in the light of Lord Thor

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Lara B.
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Poor thing... Deserves a holiday once in a while :(

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Kjorn
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i don't know why, but i don't trust him

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Tayyib “T410” Cankat
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Actually it is translated quite well. I think they mean "Press the flush button again to stop water"

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