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post Aug 26 2004, 12:05 AM
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I got this through e-mail from my brother. I have no idea where he got it from. I nearly fell off my chair reading this. There were a few others, but, ahem, they weren't really suitable, ahem... you get my point laugh.gif

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In a hotel in Athens: "Visitors are expected to complain at the office between the hours of 9 and 11 A.M. daily."

In a Paris hotel elevator: "Please leave your values at the front desk."

In the lobby of a Moscow hotel across from a Russian Orthodox monastery: "You are welcome to visit the cemetery where famous Russian and Soviet composers, artists, and writers are buried daily except Thursday."

On the menu of a Swiss restaurant: "Our wines leave you nothing to hope for."

Outside a Hong Kong tailor shop: "Ladies may have a fit upstairs."

In a Bangkok dry cleaner's: "Drop your trousers here for best results."

In a Rhodes tailor shop: "Order your summers suit. Because in big rush we will execute customers in strict rotation."

Similarly, from the Soviet Weekly: "There will be a Moscow Exhibition of Arts by 15,000 Soviet Republic painters and sculptors. These were executed over the past two years."

In a Copenhagen airline ticket office: "We take your bags and send them in all directions."

On the door of a Moscow hotel room: "If this is your first visit to the USSR, you are welcome to it."

In the office of a Roman doctor: "Specialist in women and other diseases."

In an Acapulco hotel: "The manager has personally passed all the water served here."

In a Tokyo shop: "Our nylons cost more than common, but you'll find they are best in the long run."

Two signs from a Majorcan shop entrance: "English well talking." "Here speeching American."

Sign in a hotel corridor in Istanbul: "Please to evacuate in hall especially which is accompanied by rude noises."

At a Budapest zoo: "Please do not feed the animals. If you have any suitable food, give it to the guard on duty."

In a Swiss mountain inn: "Special today -- no ice cream."

Detour sign in Kyushi, Japan: "Stop: Drive Sideways."

In the window of a Swedish furrier: "Fur coats made for the ladies from their own skin."

In a Czechoslovakian tourist agency: "Take on of our horse-driven city tours -- we guarantee no miscarriages."

In a Vienna hotel: "In case of fire, do your utmost to alarm the hotel porter."

In a Japanese hotel: "You are invited to take advantage of the chambermaid."


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“Hey Harry!” said Cedric, strolling up to him. “Did you hear those screams? I almost died!... Is that David Bowie?”
“Never mind that, look!” the American exchange student exclaimed. “I found the Triwizard cup! It’s mine! All mine! I’ll finally get the fame and glory and honor I deserve!”
“Stupefy,” said Harry. The American exchange student dropped to the ground, stunned.
“Woah!” Cedric exclaimed in astonishment. “You can do magic?!”
“Come on, Cedric,” Harry sighed. “We’d better take this together. You know, so Draco Malfoy won’t think I’m selfish. I really want to get with him, you know.”

-- Silver Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Omelette of Desire

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post Jun 21 2005, 05:09 PM
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Loll, very funny! I'm speaking french and when I start reading, I was wondering if I could do sometimes errors like that, well, I wish not but there were really funny ones. rolleyes.gif
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