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Traveling around the World: Part 1

funny translation of notice

Last updated on May 5th, 2021 at 03:26 pm

Part one of our series “Traveling around the World” examines confusing road signs, laughable train/airplane terminal instructions, and other funny situations of mistranslation.  

Here’s a supremely confusing English translation of a safety sign!

funny english translation of notice

I guess, for the sake of safe, we should acknowledge how crafty things that slip are.


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Jackie Ruffolo
Jackie Ruffolo
Jackie was born in Venezuela. Jackie has a BS in computer engineering; As President of JR Language, she spends time researching new technology and productivity tools for the Company. She holds a certificate of Localization and Project Management- Localization. Through her many years of experience working in multilingual corporate environments, she understands firsthand the value of bridging language barriers in creating smooth communication that allows for productive and happy work environments. She is fluent in Spanish and English, and is a frequent contributor to both our English and Spanish blogs. Jackie loves nature and to be outdoors.