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Sliter du med folk som snakker "svorsk" og "vålengelsk" her hjemme? Da vil du kose deg med disse eksemplene fra andre som ikke er så sterke i engelsk.

Denne krever bittelitt engelskkunnskaper ettersom det passer seg best på orginalspråket, men er du av den språkmektige typen så leser du deg gjennom denne med et smil. Eksemplene nedover viser i aller høyeste grad at det enkle ofte er det beste, og at man alltid skal lese ting to ganger.

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Engelsk for de ikke fullt så viderkommende

Air China brosjyre
Dear Passenger, Wish you have a joyful journey! When you are in public talking and laughing and drinking and singing living a happy life, suddenly you feel some part of your body is too itchy to endure. How embarrassed! Please dial fax 01-491-0253, you will gain an unexpected result.

På spypose i spansk fly
Bags to be used in case of sickness or to gather remains.

Zurich, Sveits
We have nice bath and are very good in bed.

Afrika
You may choose between a room with a view on the sea or the backside of the country.

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

Leh, India
The Old Ladakh Guest House (hospitalizing since 1974).

Seoul 1
Choose twin bed or marriage size; we regret no King Kong size.

Seoul 2
Measles not included in room charge.

I lobbyen på et hotell i Moskva, nær et russisk-ortodoks kloster.
You are welcome to visit the cemetery where famous Russian and Soviet composers, artists and writers are buried daily except Thursdays.

Moskva, Russland
If this is your first visit to the USSR, you are welcome to it.

På et italiensk hotell, skilt ved ringeklokken
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.

Las Palmas, Kanariøyene
If you telephone for room service you will get the answer you deserve.

Roma, Italia
Please dial 7 to retrieve your auto from the garbage.

Vietnam
Visitor should be not carried: arm, pets of material should be fired into the hotel. Visitor should be not ironed-cooked-washed. Hotel has got every service for a visitor.

Dalat, Vietnam
Laundry bag
19: Skirt
20: Stocking
21: Hand Kerchief
22: Big Towel
23: Small Towel
24: Hat
25: Shoes
26: Tie
27: Price of ironing
28: Car with 12 to 15 seats
29: Car with 4 seats.

Tel Aviv, Israel
If you wish breakfast, lift the telephone and our waitress will arrive. This will be enough to bring up your food.

Østerrike
Not to perambulate the corridors in the hours of repose in the boots of ascension.

Acapulco, Mexico
The manager has personally passed all the water served here.

Serbia
The flattening of underwear with pleasure is the job of the chambermaid. Turn to her straightaway.

Thailand
Please do not bring solicitors into your room.

Japan
You are invited to take advantage of the chambermaid.

Mulige "hvordan var servicen"-svar, Cuba
a) Excellent
b) The awaited one
c) Almost the awaiting one
d) Nothing

Finland
If you cannot reach a fire exit, close the door and expose yourself at the window.

København, Danmark
In the event of fire, open a window and announce your presence in a seemly manner.

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