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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4 years ago

Don't do it, carpet muncher!

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John L
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4 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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4 years ago

i prefer a dirty one.

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Kukku
Community Member
4 years ago

Even that finnish text is not correct 😅

Anna Thouvenin
Community Member
4 years ago

What would be the literal translation of the text in Finnish?

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Jeff McGowan
Community Member
4 years ago

This elevator is, like, SOOOO broken.

Charles Laster
Community Member
4 years ago

But I'm glad they revived the great word happenstance!

Paulette Guillory-Gardner
Community Member
4 years ago

How broken is it? SO broken! LOL

endelbendel
Community Member
4 years ago

How broken is it?

Ramona Friggasdotter
Community Member
4 years ago

So broken!

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Desiree Lauro
Community Member
4 years ago

That's ok elevator, I am too.

bpanther
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4 years ago

Love your comment and so am I :,-(

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BREAK YOUr perceptions
Community Member
4 years ago

SO broken

Steve Bowman
Community Member
4 years ago

Google Translate is also so broken.

George Miloslawski
Community Member
4 years ago

oh so broken...

Amber Williams
Community Member
4 years ago

It's just so broken!

Iris Jans
Community Member
4 years ago

Kind of like the sound of 'happenstance' more than 'circumstance'..

Diana Gibson
Community Member
3 years ago

SO Broken!

Ruth mieras
Community Member
4 years ago

It's not just a little broken, it's SO broken

Susanna Vesna
Community Member
4 years ago

Oh boy...SO broken! Love it!

Jarek Zawadzki
Community Member
4 years ago

Chaucer's alive :)

Too bored to do this!
Community Member
4 years ago

I wish the spelling was in control!

porcupine
Community Member
4 years ago

Lol "this elevator is so broken"

AzureFalcon
Community Member
3 months ago

*Haha*

AzureFalcon
Community Member
3 months ago

"THED POOLEE ISSS SOOO BROKENU BCEUASE TEH CELANER SI BRAKEN!"

Anthony Chap
Community Member
6 months ago

I believe it’s “Due to circumstances beyond our control, this elevator is broken”.

Dooberman
Community Member
7 months ago

valitettavasti hiss on rikki means; "unfortunately the elevator is broken"

Just me
Community Member
8 months ago

I am so sad for the elevator

Gerhard Meyer
Community Member
3 years ago

You cannot say you did not get the message...lol

Molly Tallmadge
Community Member
3 years ago

It is so broken!

Emmy Funke
Community Member
3 years ago

Ah, evermind, will put up a tent somewhere

Vera Deme
Community Member
4 years ago

At least they tried to be polite.

Anita Holleufer
Community Member
4 years ago

That was supposed to say… So is their spelling!

Anita Holleufer
Community Member
4 years ago

Is this their spelling.

Mirnie Vanhanen
Community Member
3 years ago

Almost, some errors, and the translation is wrong.

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Nikolina Kalajdžić
Community Member
4 years ago

This elevator is so broken *any annoying girl*

Katarzyna Wodecka
Community Member
4 years ago

at least it's understandable :D elevator broken, not their fault :D

Richard Petch
Community Member
4 years ago

I don't want anybody hissing on me thanks.

Karenza T. Wall
Community Member
4 years ago

oh. sad.

Apollo's Daughter
Community Member
4 years ago

It's written like a poem!

pajd
Community Member
4 years ago

Ahhhhh.......

TC
Community Member
4 years ago

This is not possible...

Erik Smit
Community Member
4 years ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBSbZ06uxa8

Marcus Flatt
Community Member
4 years ago

It is so broken. Kind of like being "a little " pregnant?

Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

that phrase is so not correct

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Jörg Zingler
Community Member
4 years ago

RIP Paul :(

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#6

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Daniel Losinger
Community Member
4 years ago

This one is correct.

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EmptySoul
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4 years ago

Zombie kids? Dead slow

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lotte hoi
Community Member
4 years ago

prayer for a better sign

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#9

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ugaas wiilhoog
Community Member
4 years ago

I guess they used a chicken company for the billboard.

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EmptySoul
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4 years ago

Not a very healthy choice, eh?

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John L
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4 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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4 years ago

Ah, the perfume that smells like a barnyard.

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Anna Thouvenin
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4 years ago

Who said the Middle East was conservative?

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#14

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Marcus Flatt
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4 years ago

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

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Claudia Machado
Community Member
4 years ago

It's closed. I wonder why.

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boredhuman
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4 years ago

You're welcome James.

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#17

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hawkeyefan95IA
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4 years ago

Hannibal lecter's favorite chocolate 🍫

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#18

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
4 years ago

Popeye is not happy reading this

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#19

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Scott Johnson
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4 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
Community Member
4 years ago

Another math teacher just started crying reading this.

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#21

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Petra Ondruchová
Community Member
4 years ago

"a donkey that intimately trim the skirt" :D

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#22

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Neeraj Jha
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4 years ago

Somewhere in the parallel Universe

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
4 years ago

Silence of the Lamps

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#24

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Kjorn
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4 years ago

what kind of flamingos are these? :-)

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#25

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Kjorn
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4 years ago

so that's mean no strap-on?

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John L
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4 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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4 years ago

It's a good point. It is incredibly annoying

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Clare McDuff
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4 years ago

YOUR mother

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#29

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Andrew Gibb
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4 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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4 years ago

Omg I'm crying laughing 😂 These are hilarious

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#31

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
4 years ago

Pee shoots explain the "salted" almonds

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#32

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Claudia Machado
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4 years ago

I hope you finally understood that, Manuel!

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#33

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EmptySoul
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4 years ago

Stuff what? where?

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#34

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CatShatBrix
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4 years ago

So that's how cyborgs are made...

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#35

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Alex Bunker
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4 years ago

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

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Anna Thouvenin
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4 years ago

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

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#37

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CatShatBrix
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4 years ago

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

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Neeraj Jha
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4 years ago

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

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#39

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Neeraj Jha
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4 years ago

yeah.. No blank calls please

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Kjorn
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4 years ago

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CatShatBrix
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4 years ago

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

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#42

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Raquel Leal
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4 years ago

Like home?

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#43

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Valentina Favaro
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4 years ago

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

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#44

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Anna Thouvenin
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4 years ago

Mashrooms

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Lindsay Ameye
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4 years ago

Nuts problems are the toughest

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Mikleo
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4 years ago

Emergency cock is a fancy word for dildo.

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Lara B.
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4 years ago

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

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#48

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Brian Leahy
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4 years ago

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

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Just a man
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4 years ago

Go there to meet an average golfer?

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Petra Ondruchová
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4 years ago

Well, this english course seems legit....

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Guney Ar
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4 years ago

Please don't. No. Ever ! lol

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TropicalPanda
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4 years ago

what sorcery is this supposed to be ?

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Nora Bora
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4 years ago

Schroedinger's floor.

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Kjorn
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4 years ago

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

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Tayyib “T410” Cankat
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4 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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4 years ago

Wish my writing looked one tenth this nice

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Nora Bora
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4 years ago

Well, it IS cruel.

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Isabel Tamayo
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4 years ago

No, thank you.

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Nicola Morley
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4 years ago

Where should I throw it, then? In the sink?

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Keeks
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4 years ago

The seller next door shat fresh chickens. Choices.

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Neeraj Jha
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4 years ago

so they are pretty forgiving about the first leaning

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Lara B.
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4 years ago

Poor thing! Go to bed, bread!!

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