English signs in Prague or anywhere else

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous (Czech-Related)' started by gementricxs, Oct 8, 2006.

  1. gementricxs

    gementricxs Well-Known Member

    I don't know if you guys read Kal's Korner [sic] in Metropolitni Express newspaper. Those are free newspapers handed in to almost every one entering metro in the morning :D
    Anyway, there's guy Kal Korf who writes English page in that newspaper mainly oriented to improve English of the readers. Few days ago he had column about signs over the word written in somehow bad english (i don't know whether he found that on the internet or actually saw them by himself).

    I though I contribute to this topic by sharing some signs i saw by myself in Prague.

    1. HOD DOG - i saw this on a vendor selling hot dogs when walking down from Prague Castle to Charles Bridge

    2. HELLOWEEN - this one saw in my neigborhood

    Have you guys run into any other funny signs?
  2. alenastef

    alenastef Well-Known Member

    What about this:
    Super awards!!!
    written on a second hand shop......
  3. Sova

    Sova Well-Known Member

    I once saw a sign in Jihlava labeled "Jipocar." Perhaps not so funny in Czech, but I'll bet many Americans, in particular those who don't realize that the Czech "j" is pronounced differently than the English "j", will not send their business there. :lol:
  4. Ani

    Ani Well-Known Member

    My personal favourite is a sign above one of the vendors in the big market in Holesovice, I think just opposite where the tram stop is. The English translation I saw is 'Fully Potatoes pockets' translated from the German Gefullte Kartoffeln .. , sorry I don't remember the rest :D
  5. Dana

    Dana Well-Known Member

    My personal favorite is something I saw a few years ago on a promotional leaflet taped to the front door of a youth hostel in Český Krumlov. One of the things the hostel was proudly offering its customers were 'clean shits'. I'm not kidding.
  6. alenastef

    alenastef Well-Known Member

    From the "international" menu in a restaurant: obloha/Himmel/sky
  7. Ani

    Ani Well-Known Member

    Just remembered another one when I saw the last post :) Chicken chests on the menu in a restaurant in Kutna Hora :)
  8. MK

    MK Well-Known Member

  9. GlennInFlorida

    GlennInFlorida Well-Known Member

    "beef spit" for a kabob near old town square
  10. wissy

    wissy Well-Known Member

    ''American spoken'' :?
  11. GlennInFlorida

    GlennInFlorida Well-Known Member

    Here is a photo
  12. Sova

    Sova Well-Known Member

    Mmmmm.... I can almost tast the beef spit from here. :lol:
  13. amraam_7

    amraam_7 Well-Known Member

    "Czech Küche"

    (Küche = cuisine in german)
  14. fabik317

    fabik317 Well-Known Member

    welded wine = svařené víno = mulled wine
  15. SMZ

    SMZ Well-Known Member

    I always giggled at the "Pizza Go Home" signs I'd see. Sounds like something you'd say to a stray dog, "Go home!"

  16. Polednikova

    Polednikova Well-Known Member

    Very funny! I shall look out for them now.

    One shop name I saw - outside the Hypernova in the Chodov shopping centre - which isn't funny but which illustrates how subtle the English language is, is a lighting shop called "Light and Shadow". While it's not actually wrong, I think it would have been wittier to call it "Light and Shade", which is the more usual expression and could refer to the lampshades as well!

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