Hilarious Signs From Abroad

For anyone who has visited countries who display signs in multiple languages, this New York Times feature is a hilarious reminder that not all translations are created equal. In addition, sometimes the kinds of images that are commonplace in certain parts of the globe can seem…awkward to others. Here is one of our favorite signs:

Click through to see more funny signs – featuring awkward illustrations, goofy translations, and more. Have you run into any funny signs on your travels? Post them in comments!


  • Mark Rojas

    How about the sign when crossing into Mexico. http://bit.ly/cT2mMj Very entertaining and a bit disturbing at the same time.

  • anis_salvesen

    I once saw a sign on the door of a restaurant that read “out to lunch.” It was probably some kind of joke.

  • Katy Birnbaum

    I want to put this one on my door.