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
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4 years ago

Even that finnish text is not correct 😅

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Jörg Zingler
Community Member
4 years ago

RIP Paul :(

Panpan
Community Member
4 years ago

At least he tasted good *eats meatpaul while crying*

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Natasha L
Community Member
4 years ago

"Paul is dead... we made meatballs out of him. Enjoy!"

Rebecca Johnson Pettiford
Community Member
4 years ago

Enough! That Beatles urban legend has been put to rest.

Sonia Andras
Community Member
4 years ago

Oh, that Paul McCartney conspiracy again! ><

Greg Bulmash
Community Member
4 years ago

They were playing The White Album backward.

Lindsay Ameye
Community Member
4 years ago

Again with the Paul McCartney conspiracy!

Dima Less
Community Member
4 years ago

Ahh... Paul McCartney conspiracy...

Gibberint Dark
Community Member
4 years ago

Maybe it's not a mistranslation, Maybe Paul was the only spare member of staff when they ran out of meat...!!

Brigita Pupelyte
Community Member
4 years ago

Let's make sure he doesn't go to waste!

Björn Heiblom
Community Member
4 years ago

So the clues WERE true #Beatles #AbbeyRoad

Douglas Campbell
Community Member
4 years ago

I buried Paul...

Lidee Moril
Community Member
4 years ago

Finally someone who agrees with the FACT that the Paul Mccartney as we know him is a fake one! ;)

Cip IESAN
Community Member
4 years ago

Soylent Green is Paul!

EmptySoul
Community Member
4 years ago

May his soul rest in peace.

Aidan Spurrill
Community Member
4 years ago

Turn me on, dead man.

endelbendel
Community Member
4 years ago

Must be walrus meat.

Candace Formosa
Community Member
4 years ago

Poor Paul.

Sharyn Brown
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm gonna pass on the Paul.

Norman Yenney
Community Member
4 years ago

Paul is serving his purpose, to be yummy, tasty meatballs...mmmmm!😆👅🍖

Charles Laster
Community Member
4 years ago

Somebody in Iraq is listening to the Beatles. Anybody check out Paul McCartney 's whereabouts?

Allana Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

Arg! They already told us Paul was dead years ago!

ENGLAND IS MY CITY
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4 years ago

OH NO 🤦‍♂️

ENGLAND IS MY CITY
Community Member
4 years ago

JAKEEEE. NooOOOOOOOO

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James Blair
Community Member
4 years ago

Next on the menu: Walrus

Joseph Pensak
Community Member
4 years ago

That's tough, because this being in Kurdistan, most people's first languages are neither English nor Arabic, but Kurdish, so there's a tri-lingual problem (interestingly, while written in the Arabic script, Kurdish is more closely related to English, as both are Indo-European languages)

Ingrid Tsai
Community Member
4 years ago

RIP PAUL WALKER

Paul Cooper
Community Member
4 years ago

"Dead urine", anyone?

Traci Ramirez
Community Member
4 years ago

Is the tiny sign maker calling for help via the buffet?

Andrei Marentette
Community Member
3 days ago

maybe the waiter was a Beatles fan? if you get it

The Me4321
Community Member
2 weeks ago

My friends name is Paul noooo

Okiku's Master (still Potato)
Community Member
2 months ago

Poor Paul...

Catto
Community Member
5 months ago

That’s not a sausage...

Revenuealternative56
Community Member
7 months ago

rip paul

Martin Page
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Well at least he isn’t wasted. And probably tastes better than the road kill that usually goes into buffet food.

Laura Aube
Community Member
1 year ago

Paul Merrell!?

Ethan Poole
Community Member
1 year ago

press f boys

Kaitlyn Simms
Community Member
1 year ago

poor paul

SlaySharky SlaySharky
Community Member
2 years ago

Paul walker throwback

triz guy
Community Member
2 years ago

So is jake Paul dead or not

Little_Dragonwolf_studios
Community Member
2 years ago

Poor Paul, was a good man. Gave me 50$ on my 7th birthday.

meow point1
Community Member
2 years ago

Was Paul the animal where the meat came from?

Paul Cordeiro
Community Member
3 years ago

Bury this Paul on a bed of linguini!

Adam Roberts
Community Member
3 years ago

That’s why he’s not wearing shoes on the Abbey Road cover

Gerhard Meyer
Community Member
3 years ago

well, if the meat ball was made from Paul, then technically he is dead...lol

Janet Todd
Community Member
3 years ago

Was that the chef?

Charley Parker
Community Member
3 years ago

They must have listened to a Beatles record backwards.

Ahmet Keleş
Community Member
3 years ago

Miss him, miss him, miss him!

Jose Baeyens
Community Member
3 years ago

If he's now a meatball, I would hope so...

Nicole Levesque
Community Member
3 years ago

But the question is : does Paul know? :D

Trollwithanidentitycrisis
Community Member
3 years ago

Guys! I don’t think this translation is a mistake. The Erbil International Hotel is only a bicycle ride away from Mosul, Iraq, the largest city under ISIS control. Although Erbil has remained under Iraqi control, lots of bloody battles have been fought near this city, so I wouldn’t be surprised if John did indeed die :(

Trollwithanidentitycrisis
Community Member
3 years ago

I mean paul

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Elizabeth Brown
Community Member
3 years ago

Is that Paul?? I'm not eating him!!

Andrea Aronowitz
Community Member
3 years ago

Shame. Paul loved his meatballs

Vanessa Court-Payen
Community Member
3 years ago

Who is Paul, and why did he die?

Anita Holleufer
Community Member
4 years ago

I wonder how he tastes!

Kim Lorton
Community Member
4 years ago

Pauls' balls, are dead!

Arlene engel
Community Member
4 years ago

Did we know him?

Marks Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

Turn me on, dead man

ENGLAND IS MY CITY
Community Member
4 years ago

JAKE PAUL??!!!

Kevin Perry
Community Member
4 years ago

Thanks for the explanation.

Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
Community Member
4 years ago

Sorry to know that...

Debra Kasson
Community Member
4 years ago

Yes he is. 🤗

Karenza T. Wall
Community Member
4 years ago

r i p

John Bennick
Community Member
4 years ago

Cut down in his prime!

Jeeves
Community Member
4 years ago

NOOOOO! Not Paul.... RIP BUDDY!!

Paul Raymond
Community Member
4 years ago

i am not dead and i am very much alive lol

Ethan Poole
Community Member
1 year ago

w h a t

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Kamal SIMOU
Community Member
4 years ago

Paul's dead baby Paul's dead

Mohamed Ahmed Fouad Abdelsamyaa
Community Member
4 years ago

Actually it's much worse, "Meat" is Dead, but "Paul" means "urine/pee". So basically the arabic version is Pee is Dead

Cassie
Community Member
4 years ago

I am curious about the "literal translation". Is Paul a general term for meat? How does "Paul" even factor into this at all?

Martin
Community Member
4 years ago

Ringo !!!

AstroCatz Gamer
Community Member
4 years ago

NOOOO PAUUAUAUALLALLALALALLLLLLLLLLL D:

TC
Community Member
4 years ago

I hope it has nothing to do with Paul's balls...

Dona Diani
Community Member
4 years ago

poor Paul!

Anne Roberts
Community Member
4 years ago

So, are we eating Paul???

Anne Roberts
Community Member
4 years ago

So, are we eating Paul on this buffet??

TheMegaMeowstic
Community Member
4 years ago

Paul ball.

Jeni Leigh
Community Member
4 years ago

Poor Paul :'(

Isabel Tamayo
Community Member
4 years ago

This is so tragic

Сашка Бес
Community Member
4 years ago

octopus paul mb

Kristin Haskins
Community Member
4 years ago

Isn't EVERYTHING on the menu dead?

Adam Desert
Community Member
4 years ago

jake paul?

Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

hope his wife are ok

BREAK YOUr perceptions
Community Member
4 years ago

this would have been epic if instead it was meatloaf and the translation said. Michael Lee Aday

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Daniel Losinger
Community Member
4 years ago

This one is correct.

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#7

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EmptySoul
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4 years ago

Zombie kids? Dead slow

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#8

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lotte hoi
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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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#11

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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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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
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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
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4 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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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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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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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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Marika Stanway
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4 years ago

Omg I'm crying laughing 😂 These are hilarious

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Neeraj Jha
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4 years ago

Pee shoots explain the "salted" almonds

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Claudia Machado
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4 years ago

I hope you finally understood that, Manuel!

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EmptySoul
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4 years ago

Stuff what? where?

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CatShatBrix
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4 years ago

So that's how cyborgs are made...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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