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Funny hotel mistranslations from around the world – hilarious translation blunders

The hotels of their way to please their customers. This is normally ideal for clients, but can leave a little confused when they go beyond their language boundaries.

The following is a list of some funny signs hotel abroad that have been mistranslated.



  • Is forbitten to steal hotel towels please. If you are not person to do such thing is please not to read notis.
  • Please to bathe inside the tub.
  • You are invited to take advantage of the chambermaid.
  • Information booklet about using a hotel air conditioner: Cooles and Heates: If you want just condition of warm in your room, please control yourself.
  • Guests are requested not to smoke or do other disgusting behaviors in bed.
  • Depositing the room key into another person is prohibited.


  • Do not enter the lift backwards, and only when lit up.
  • Berlin cloakroom: Please hang yourself here.
  • It is our intention to pleasure you every day.


  • Visitors are expected to complain at the office between the hours of 9 and 11 A.M. daily.
  • In order to prevent shoes from mislaying, please don’t corridor them. The management cannot be held.


In case of fire, do your utmost to alarm the hotel porter.


  • Please leave your values at the front desk.
  • Name of a hotel in Lectoure: Hotel de Bastard.
  • Wondering what to wear? A sports jacket may be worn to dinner, but no trousers.


The lift is being fixed for the next day. During that time we regret that you will be unbearable.


  • 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 is then going alphabetically by national order.
  • The flattening of underwear with pleasure is the job of the chambermaid.


  • 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 Thursdays.
  • If this is your first visit to the USSR, you are welcome to it.


On the menu of a Polish hotel: Salad a firm’s own make; limpid red beet soup with cheesy dumplings in the form of a finger; roasted duck let loose; beef rashers beaten up in the country people’s fashion.


  • Because of the impropriety of entertaining guests of the opposite sex in the bedroom, it is suggested that the lobby be used for this purpose.
  • Special today – no ice cream.
  • We have nice bath and are very good in bed.


The manager has personally passed all the water served here.


Please do not bring solicitors into your room.


  • Included with the package of complimentary wares in a Chinese hotel was a pair of workout shorts marked: Uncomplimentary pants.
  • Good apperance please no watermelon please.

South Korea

  • Choose twin bed or marriage size; we regret no King Kong size.
  • Measles not included in room charge.


  • This hotel is renowned for its peace and solitude. In fact, crowds from all over the world flock here to enjoy its solitude.
  • Please dial 7 to retrieve your auto from the garbage.
  • Suggestive views from every window.
  • If service is required, give two strokes to the maid and three to the waiter. It is kindly requested from our guests that they avoid dirting and doing rumours in the rooms. Hot and cold water running up and down the stairs.


Instructions in case of fire: If you are unable to leave your room, expose yourself in the window.


To call room service, please open door and call Room Service. Please call quiet, people may sleep.


A strong trunk is at your disposal on the reception of the hotel.


  • We highly recommend the hotel tart.
  • Take Discotheque with or without date, in summer plus open air bonging bar
  • (Canary Islands) If you telephone for room service you will get the answer you deserve.


Please do not use the lift when it is not working.


No entries in upper clothes


Flying water in all rooms. You may bask in sun on patio


Take care of burglars


No spiting on the walls

Why did the Nazis respect Switzerland’s neutrality during WWII?

Switzerland was neutral, but was still armed to the teeth. When Germany invaded neutral Belgium in World War II to attack France in a better position, the Swiss are very fear (rightly). They made a plan entitled “National Redoubt” basically designed so that any enemy would look into Switzerland on a map and decide it was not worth it to annex Switzerland. They began compulsory military draft for men and were able to mobilize an army of 400,000 men in two days that men were (and they still do) keep their guns at home.

It is noteworthy that these people were trained to fight in the mountainous Swiss terrain. antitank guns were disguised as barns. There’s stuff like that all over the country, especially in the South of France. For example, in the photo below, the building on the left is a machine gun nest and one on the right is an anti-tank gun. They are connected by an underground tunnel.

Each road track railway tunnel and emerging in the country can be blown from a remote location (there are over 3,000 of these points). This would have invaded a logistical nightmare for the Germans. The Swiss have so many bunkers that the Germans could not use their Blitzkrieg tactics in its full extent. In addition, Switzerland has held a lot of gold from Nazi Germany, valued at $ 400 million. If Germany invaded Switzerland, the Swiss have kept the gold for themselves.

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Although the Germans annexed Switzerland, they would probably not get back all of their gold. Moreover, Germany already fighting on many fronts; it was illogical to open another difficult useless. Perhaps in Hitler’s mind when they had won the war, only then they might even try an invasion of Switzerland. The Swiss strategy has always been to give up the big population and retreat centers in the Southern Alps, where more than 26,000 bunkers were built and the enemies are not used to fighting in such terrain. In 1938, the League of Nations granted freedom Switzerland international sanctions because of its neutrality.

Germany needed Switzerland to launder their money without penalties. Only Swiss banks do because they had to keep the name of the anonymous bank account owner in accordance with Swiss law. This is an invasion would be very costly and that Nazi Germany probably have been able to conquer Switzerland, they would have suffered heavy losses. Thus, while the cost-benefit analysis, Germany probably realized that it was a very stupid idea.

Switzerland can survive a nuclear war – Taking civil defense seriously

For most of us, the best we can hope for in a nuclear war must be taken in the first wave of attacks rather than having to spend our days riding on the back of a motorcycle with a chain around by the neck. In some cases, the Chosen Few that are deemed necessary to the survival of humanity could be able to score a golden ticket in a fallout shelter controlled by the government, while the rest of us on the surface learn to live with radiation poisoning. The majority of the population will likely during a nuclear war. Unless you happen to have Swiss citizenship.

Unlike other countries that might be at the receiving end of nuclear weapons, Switzerland has the ability to place its entire population in a series of shelters fallout built at great cost by the government. The Swiss legalized their nuclear paranoia. Sections 45 and 46 of the Swiss Federal Law and Civil Protection requires every private building built a bomb shelter capable of supporting all residents. Switzerland is in the paradoxical position where it could win a nuclear war without possessing nuclear weapons. After the fallout fades and the Swiss out of their bunkers, the world will be powerless to stop them.

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Everyone in Switzerland has access to a good anti-explosion nuclear bunker with filtered air NBC. Even small ordinary houses are often equipped with shelters in reinforced concrete blast seized by thick blast doors 8 inches that weighs about 1 ton. The minimum standard is 15 PSI or for supporting a mass of 1 megaton burst nuke as close to 1.6 miles. Some Swiss bunkers designed to withstand 45psi, or nuke same size, but as close as 1 mile away. In reality, these bunkers would likely collapse if not always at distances a little closer to nuclear weapons.

Switzerland also has a large part of its protected underground infrastructure, including a lot of breath protected underground hospitals. While the radiation from nuclear fallout considerably disintegrate in the first weeks after a nuclear attack, if nuclear power plants were affected directly, or went into crisis with their radioactive long-lived isotopes that contaminate the surrounding areas, then this would be a problem for decades to come. Surviving is one thing, but the long-term survival is another for the first month or two after a massive nuclear attack.

Despite the hype that nuclear winter would be a 100% certainty in a nuclear war, and although people seem passionate about their faith or lack of it, the effect of winter, it not until nuclear weapons were used that we ‘d know one way or the other for some, to settle the debate. Although little is revealed on nuke in 2056 have been detonated on Earth as tests, some massive and one of 50 megatons (The Tsar Bomba Russian.) No products a nuclear winter effect but none of the tests were performed on flammable towns and detonations were distributed over the years, not all at once, or a few hours of each other.

During the Gulf War, the same scientists who put forward the theory of nuclear winter of origin (the TTAPS group) said that when the Iraqi army in retreat located 700 burning oil fields it would cause effect like nuclear winter. But not as winter really happened. Different soot, etc., but it indicates that the computer models, etc. can not rely on them to predict these things. Too many unknowns and variables are involved. If a decade or longer nuclear winter does occur, then we indeed all be effectively screwed. Even 1,000 nuclear bombs used could not be a nuclear winter occur, especially as our nuclear weapons are generally much “smaller” than the “monster” megaton nuclear weapons that were generally available in the good old days of the cold War.

If we were “lucky” and WW3 out to be mostly conventional warfare, but with a more limited use of nuclear weapons, probably towards the end of the conflict, then that would improve the long theory of nuclear winter much less likely to occur. Without long everybody nuclear winter in Switzerland should have a better chance of survival, even in places like the United States, good shelter individual benefits might be really useful and save lives as might keep stored food, water and supplies for at least several weeks, along the lines of the Swiss.

EMP is another unknown factor. If specialized nuclear EMP weapons designed to maximize the EMP effect explode over the Earth, say 100 miles above, a large part of our electronics and electrical networks could be severely damaged. Switzerland should be better prepared, but they would not be immune from the chaos that a world without electricity network and electronic lead. Now imagine living if no electricity / electronics not mean no running water, no computers, no radio / TV, no bank or cash point, pumps for cars to run, and perhaps many modern vehicles, trucks, and trains, etc., do not work anyway because of their systems EMP damage electronics and control management engine without working gas (petrol). Much of the electrical and electronic products in Switzerland will not be protected from EMP either.

John Titor – The ‘Time Traveler’ From 2036 had a mission to save the world

John Titor became one of the biggest mysteries of the Internet early 2000s because of his detailed knowledge of time travel and its dire predictions for the future. It was something that captivated me while I was in high school and many years of dedicated people trying to figure out if there was truth behind his wild claims, or if they were just a hoax.

It all started in July 1998 on the paranormal radio late night Coast to Coast AM when host Art Bell received a series of faxes (yes, fax) from a suspected US soldier claiming to have detailed knowledge of travel time. Faxes describe how time travel was invented in the year 2034 and tell a grim discovery that no one can move beyond the year 2564. They also warn of the devastation to come after impending Y2K catastrophe. Here is a transcript of his first fax:

“Dear Art,


I had to fax when I heard other time travelers calling in from any time past the year 2500 AD. Please let me explain.

Time travel was invented in 2034. Off-shoots of certain successful fusion reactor research allowed scientists at CERN to produce the world’s first contained singularity engine. The basic design involves rotating singularities inside a magnetic field. By altering the speed and direction of rotation, you can travel both forward and backward in time.

Time itself can be understood in terms of connected lines. When you go back in time, you travel on your original timeline. When you turn your singularity engine off, a new timeline is created, due to the fact that you and your time machine are now there. In other words, a new universe is created.

To get back to your original line, you must travel a split second father back, and immediately throw the engine into forward without turning it off.

Some interesting outcomes of this are:

One, you meet yourself. I have done it often, even taken a younger version of myself along for a few rides before returning myself to the new timeline and going back to mine.

Two, you can alter history in the new universe that you have just created. Most of the time, the changes are subtle. Sometimes, I’ll notice car models that don’t exist, or books that come out late.

The oldest one was a skyscraper that wasn’t built in a near favorite store of mine in New York.

Interestingly, when you travel in time, you must compensate for the orbit of the earth. Since the time machine doesn’t move, you have to adjust the engines so you remain on the planet when you turn it off. Unfortunately, it was also discovered that anyone going forward in time, from my 2036, hit a brick wall in the year 2564.

Everyone who has ever been there has reported that nothing exists. When the machine is turned off, you find yourself surrounded by blackness and silence.

Now, most time travelers are trying to find out where the line went bad by going into the past, creating a new universe, and proceeding forward to see if the same thing results in 2564. It appears the line went bad around the year 2000. I’m here now, in this time, to test a few theories of mine before going forward.

Now, for the future you might want to know about.

One, Y2K is a disaster. Many people die on the highways when they freeze to death trying to get to warmer weather.

Two, the government tries to keep power by instituting marshall law, but all of it collapses when their efforts to bring the power back up fail.

Three, a power facility in Denver is able to restart itself, but is mobbed by hundreds of thousands of people and destroyed. This convinces most that maybe we shouldn’t bring the old system back up.

Four, a few years later, communal government system is developed, after the constitution takes a few twists.

China retakes Taiwan, Israel wins the largest battle for their life, and Russia is covered in nuclear snow from their collapsed reactors.

Art, the reason I’m here now is because I believe a nuclear weapon set off by Iraq in the Middle East war with Israel might have something to do with the damaged timeline. I will test that theory and get back to you.

Please pray that we discover the reason why there is no apparent future after 2564.”

According to John, the ability to travel in time was found in Geneva, Switzerland at CERN, in experiments involving the Large Hadron Collider. Here is an excerpt of what he said about the discovery in one of his posts:

“The source of energy for the C204 that allows it to distort and manipulate gravity has two micro singularities that were created, captured and cleaned to a much larger facility and” Circular “… the breakthrough that will allow this technology will take place in a year or when CERN brings their larger facility online. “- January 31, 2001

He said his mission was to go back to 1975 to obtain an IBM 5100 computer and bring it back to 2036. Why such an old computer so important in the future?

The answer is that the 5100 series has a unique feature IBM kept secret for years. He is able to read the old code written before the widespread use of APL and basic and there is none of these computers left to the future. Government scientists in 2036 require sensitive equipment debugging the millennium bug for UNIX, a problem similar to the Y2K bug that causes many systems based on computers to fail.

This function “secret” was actually confirmed by an IBM engineer who helped design, which only promotes legend John Titor because only a very small number of people ever know.

So if all John needed to do was a computer and go, what was he doing in the display of the early 2000s about time travel and paranormal forums?

He said his detours in the years 1998 and 2000 were to visit family and perhaps himself as a young child, but he also wanted to send a warning of the possible future coming. Oh yeah, he also says he has saved the world from Y2K.

Through his discussions on forums Art Bell, John Titor described a future civil war in the United States that would lead the country down into five different regions. Most major cities are destroyed, leaving Omaha, Neb. As new US capital. The civil war lasted from 2004 to 2015, ending with a third world war and nuclear attack that would destroy the world’s infrastructure and environment.

As the years passed, it became clear that all of John Titor’s predictions would be wrong, as there was no Y2K disaster nor any civil war happening after the 2004 election. However, a post from January 30, 2001, helps explain all this away.  Due to the fact that he was from a different timeline, the events of our future may not be exactly the same or happen at the times he predicted.

Switzerland has attacked Liechtenstein 3 times by mistake

On December 5, 1985, the Swiss Army was conducting a training exercise which included the use of surface-to-air missiles. The weather was not good and a strong wind was blowing but the Swiss continued anyway. The missiles went straight to a forest in Liechtenstein. Now Liechtenstein is heavily forested, add to that the strong wind and a massive fire broke out in their forest. Fortunately there were no causalities. There was a diplomatic chaos for some time about the intention of the “attack” and Swiss had to eventually pay millions of Swiss francs in compensation for the environmental outrage.

Came October 13, 1992 and Swiss Army cadets received written instructions to set up an observation post in Treisenberg. That’s a small, picturesque village with a population of about 2,564 people.The only problem was that the Swiss officials and cadets forgot that Treisenberg was a part of another country, yes Liechtenstein. Cadets came to know about it only when the locals asked curiously what they were doing there. The other amusing part is that the Swiss army which had come on an army maneuver otherwise had no ammunition with them, yes just the weapons. The Liechtenstein government learned about the invasion only when Swiss government officially apologized. The response from the government was,”That’s fine, nobody really realized it”.

Then came March 1, 2007. On that fateful day Swiss Army infantry soldiers went on training maneuvers on a rainy dark night. As they were moving ahead a heavy downpour gave them company. But they kept moving. In the morning they came to know that they were no longer in Switzerland and were few miles into Liechtenstein territory. Needless to say they retreated as soon as they realized the mistake. Liechtenstein government again did not realize they were “attacked” unless they were officially told and apologized to.

In Swiss defense, Swiss nationals tend to view Liechtenstein as their 27th state. Besides there is no border guards or something. By agreement, Switzerland is responsible for Liechtenstein’s security and also has the power to represent the latter in some diplomatic situations.