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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CBN2143
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3 years ago

Don't do it, carpet muncher!

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John L
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3 years ago

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

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boredhuman
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3 years ago

i prefer a dirty one.

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Kukku
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3 years ago

Even that finnish text is not correct 😅

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Jörg Zingler
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3 years ago

RIP Paul :(

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Daniel Losinger
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3 years ago

This one is correct.

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EmptySoul
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3 years ago

Zombie kids? Dead slow

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lotte hoi
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3 years ago

prayer for a better sign

Norman Yenney
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3 years ago

Praying for a BIG dump!😨😵

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Neeraj Jha
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3 years ago

When you had spicy food the last night, toilet does become the place of prayer

CBN2143
Community Member
3 years ago

Worshiping the porcelain god.

Mariam Yakout
Community Member
3 years ago

This is not a fail; the sign says that in there there's a toilet and a place for prayer (two separate places) but translated in English it makes it sound like they are both the same place ((I'm an Arabic speaker))

irmar Nobody
Community Member
5 months ago

Frankly I would not associate the two in the same sign.

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Marysia Jawłowska
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3 years ago

Looks like not a translation fail but rather a bad design?

Wanda Queen
Community Member
3 years ago

Depends on how constipated you are, I suppose.

Samantha Robinson
Community Member
3 years ago

It definitely is after a night of too much drinking when you pray to the Toilet Gods.

Dima Less
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3 years ago

Hmm.. I see nothing wrong with this sign.

Lidee Moril
Community Member
3 years ago

Religion explained in one sign

Kim Lorton
Community Member
3 years ago

Thank you, God, I found a toilet!!

Charles Laster
Community Member
3 years ago

The place of the porcelain throne!

Savannah Hall
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5 months ago

i think someoen had taco bell while making this song

Savannah Hall
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5 months ago

someone

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Savannah Hall
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5 months ago

XD

Tom Humphries
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5 months ago

yes

Just me
Community Member
6 months ago

Always pray the roll isn't empty for paper...

Roy Rush
Community Member
6 months ago

Interesting, a toilet that you can pray while you do your business.

Asjinga Akangka
Community Member
1 year ago

That's haram, you know

meow point1
Community Member
2 years ago

"Dear Lord, please rid me of this U.T.I."

James Wing
Community Member
2 years ago

I understand

Pieter van der Brugge
Community Member
3 years ago

Holy sh#t!!!

Jan Tomas
Community Member
3 years ago

Pray for regularity.

Jose Baeyens
Community Member
3 years ago

Aha... that's what they mean by : " Doing your business" on the toilet.,

Sascha Haber
Community Member
3 years ago

haha...even more perfect !!

NancyEllen Nelson-Woods
Community Member
3 years ago

Bwahahaha

Vanessa Court-Payen
Community Member
3 years ago

But I don't wanna pray to the porcelain gods... that's a bad sign....

Phil Jern
Community Member
3 years ago

I've often said "Oh, Jesus, I'm sick" in a toilet.

Anita Holleufer
Community Member
3 years ago

Hee hee he he he he he he he he he he he he he!

Sally Drury
Community Member
3 years ago

Sometimes.

K Durgan
Community Member
3 years ago

Well, considering they pray 5 times a day, isn't any place a good place?

Michelle Burger
Community Member
3 years ago

Actually...sometimes I am quite sure it is...

Arlene engel
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3 years ago

At times

Trish Christoffersen
Community Member
3 years ago

I often pray in the Loo.

Eleni Aggeliki
Community Member
3 years ago

I do my best thinking there so why not pray while I'm at it ?

Katarzyna Wodecka
Community Member
3 years ago

I bet it is more often than we think :D

Jeannie Carle
Community Member
3 years ago

LMSO

James Miller
Community Member
3 years ago

It's a tight squeeze rolling out the carpet!

Joy Harmon
Community Member
3 years ago

I kind of understand. Most temples in Asia do have public toilets and often it's the only place nearby were you can find one. But context as well as spelling is so important, as we can see here.

Allana Rose
Community Member
3 years ago

Well, you have the time and a quiet place. You might as well put it to good use and pray!

Griselle Lugo
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh dear! Somebody will be in trouble!!

endelbendel
Community Member
3 years ago

As you get older exactly what you do.

Elizabeth Butler
Community Member
3 years ago

Ah the toilet....a private place to pray

Bettina Jansen
Community Member
3 years ago

It can be a place of prayer, when facing severe constipation.

Hic Sunt Beones
Community Member
3 years ago

Angry atheists in disguise maybe...

Healing Moon Breezes
Community Member
3 years ago

amen to this!

Jason Wall
Community Member
3 years ago

I have some great epiphanies on the toilet, so I agree.

Richard Petch
Community Member
3 years ago

They got the pictures on the wrong sides it seems.

Hanna
Community Member
3 years ago

Pray that you can poop

Irene Walton
Community Member
3 years ago

oh no

Karenza T. Wall
Community Member
3 years ago

amen ah men so thats where the s-praying starts

John Bennick
Community Member
3 years ago

Prayer...??? What, no comic books?

Mike Rodrick
Community Member
3 years ago

The man should be in front of the woman!

Kathy Walsh
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh if they ONLY knew!! lol

Irene Carlyle
Community Member
3 years ago

well, i've always thought so

Gloria Ishida
Community Member
3 years ago

Why not? Martin Luther did it.

Mindy Keys
Community Member
3 years ago

On a day after a very rough night out, I can see this being true.

TC
Community Member
3 years ago

No comment. Some guys could get angry...

William Dickinson
Community Member
3 years ago

After too many hot wings...

John Evans
Community Member
3 years ago

A comma would have fixed that

Godspeed
Community Member
3 years ago

Ohh....God....yesss! Ahhhh. Mmmm. Wait, is that prayer or something else?

Valentina Tosheva
Community Member
3 years ago

Now look again at the image of the mosque and tell us what do you see..

Shruti Naik
Community Member
3 years ago

They forgot Arabic is written from right to left

Anne Roberts
Community Member
3 years ago

Toilet - the place for playing Solitaire on your phone.

Rebecca Johnson Pettiford
Community Member
3 years ago

I don't have a problem with this translation. Are you sure it's a mistake?

Isabel Tamayo
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh what a title..

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#9

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ugaas wiilhoog
Community Member
3 years ago

I guess they used a chicken company for the billboard.

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#10

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EmptySoul
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3 years ago

Not a very healthy choice, eh?

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John L
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3 years ago

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

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Nancy E
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3 years ago

Ah, the perfume that smells like a barnyard.

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Anna Thouvenin
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3 years ago

Who said the Middle East was conservative?

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Marcus Flatt
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3 years ago

Yes, but do I have to have it in the shower with me?

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Claudia Machado
Community Member
3 years ago

It's closed. I wonder why.

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boredhuman
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3 years ago

You're welcome James.

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#17

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hawkeyefan95IA
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3 years ago

Hannibal lecter's favorite chocolate 🍫

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#18

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Neeraj Jha
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3 years ago

Popeye is not happy reading this

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Scott Johnson
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3 years ago

"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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3 years ago

Another math teacher just started crying reading this.

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#21

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Petra Ondruchová
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3 years ago

"a donkey that intimately trim the skirt" :D

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Neeraj Jha
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3 years ago

Somewhere in the parallel Universe

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Neeraj Jha
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3 years ago

Silence of the Lamps

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Kjorn
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3 years ago

what kind of flamingos are these? :-)

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Kjorn
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3 years ago

so that's mean no strap-on?

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John L
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3 years ago

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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CatShatBrix
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3 years ago

It's a good point. It is incredibly annoying

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Clare McDuff
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3 years ago

YOUR mother

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#29

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Andrew Gibb
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3 years ago

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

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#30

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Marika Stanway
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3 years ago

Omg I'm crying laughing 😂 These are hilarious

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#31

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Neeraj Jha
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3 years ago

Pee shoots explain the "salted" almonds

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Claudia Machado
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3 years ago

I hope you finally understood that, Manuel!

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EmptySoul
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3 years ago

Stuff what? where?

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CatShatBrix
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3 years ago

So that's how cyborgs are made...

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Alex Bunker
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3 years ago

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

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Anna Thouvenin
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3 years ago

I wish I knew what they're trying to say...

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CatShatBrix
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3 years ago

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

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Neeraj Jha
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3 years ago

To be fair, Butt is a legit surname in Pakistan.

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Neeraj Jha
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3 years ago

yeah.. No blank calls please

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Kjorn
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3 years ago

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CatShatBrix
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3 years ago

Departure hole --------->

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Raquel Leal
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3 years ago

Like home?

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Valentina Favaro
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3 years ago

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

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Anna Thouvenin
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3 years ago

Mashrooms

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Lindsay Ameye
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3 years ago

Nuts problems are the toughest

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Mikleo
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3 years ago

Emergency cock is a fancy word for dildo.

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Lara B.
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3 years ago

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

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Brian Leahy
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3 years ago

No thanks, I'm on a low-crap diet.

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Just a man
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3 years ago

Go there to meet an average golfer?

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Petra Ondruchová
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3 years ago

Well, this english course seems legit....

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Guney Ar
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3 years ago

Please don't. No. Ever ! lol

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TropicalPanda
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3 years ago

what sorcery is this supposed to be ?

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Nora Bora
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3 years ago

Schroedinger's floor.

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Kjorn
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3 years ago

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

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Tayyib “T410” Cankat
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3 years ago

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

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Also Ansinfer
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3 years ago

Wish my writing looked one tenth this nice

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Nora Bora
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3 years ago

Well, it IS cruel.

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