Thursday, June 29, 2006

As suspeitas (piadas) do costume...

Correndo o risco de parecer o Fernando Rocha, aqui vão umas chalaças.
Sei que algumas delas já têm barbas, mas é sempre divertido. Junta-se o útil ao agradável.
E, para além disso, aprende-se muito com estas "gaffes". Um óptimo exercício de crítica de tradução para as nossas aulas:

Paris hotel elevator
Please leave your values at the front desk

Tokyo hotel
It is forbidden to steal hotel towels please. If you are not a person to do such a thing is please not read this notice

Bucharest hotel
The list is being fixed for the next day. During this time you will be unbearable

Leipzig elevator
Do not enter the lift backwards, and only when lit up

Belgrade elevator
To move the cabin, push button for wishing floor. If the cabin should enter more persons, each one should press a number of wishing floor. Driving then going alphabetically in national order.

Athens hotel
Visitors are expected to complain at the office between the hours of 9 and 11am daily

Sarajevo hotel
The flattening of underwear with pleasure is the job of the chambermaid

Japanese hotel
You are invited to take advantage of the chambermaid

Moscow hotel
You are welcome to visit the cemetery where famous Russian and Soviet composers, artists and writers are buried daily except Thursday

Swiss menu
Our wines leave you nothing to hope for

Hong Kong tailors shop
Ladies may have a fit upstairs

Bangkok dry cleaners
Drop your trousers here for best results

Paris dress shop
Dresses for street walking

Rhodes tailor shop
Order your summer suit. Because is big rush we will execute customers in strict rotation

Hong Kong advert
Teeth extracted by the latest methodists

Rome laundry
Ladies, leave your clothes here and spend the afternoon having a good time

Swiss mountain inn
Special today... no ice cream

Copenhagen airline
We take your bags and send them in all directions

Moscow hotel
If this is your first visit to the USSR, you are welcome to it

Norwegian lounge
Ladies are requested not to have children in the bar

Tokyo shop
Our nylons cost more than common but they are better for the long run

Acapulco hotel
The manager has personally passed all the water served here

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