Getting Things Wrong In A Foreign Language.

I hope that you enjoy reading this post on the weekly Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where eleven of us write on the same topic. Today’s topic has been chosen by Paul. The ten other bloggers who write regularly are, in alphabetical order, Delirious, gaelikaa, Grannymar, Maxi, Maria SF, Padmum, Paul, Shackman, The Old Fossil and Will. Do drop in on their blogs and see what their take is on this week’s topic. Since some of them may post late, do give some allowance for that too!

Paul, I for one do not consider that English is a foreign language for us Indians. Obviously there are others who must!




English 1

Englsih 2




English 6


horible 2


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24 Responses to Getting Things Wrong In A Foreign Language.

  1. Nandu Pillai says:


  2. tammy j says:

    oh oh oh ! ! ! laughing here! I love that Inglish ! LOL. yes. that’s on perpus. I have always thought it must be the hardest langwige of all.
    these are grate! XO rummy. you nailed it
    tammy j recently posted..march one

  3. Loved the signs. To be sure we have many misspellings here in the U.S. too. We have a joke here about engineers and their inability to spell. It goes “A year ago, I couldn’t even spell engineer and now I are one.” May not be that funny elsewhere, but I live in a town that is full of engineers.

  4. Maxi says:

    These signs are hysterical, Rummy. Laughing too hard to type … almost.
    blessings ~ maxi
    Maxi recently posted..A Slip of the Lip That Caused Mishap and Mayhem

  5. Big John says:

    My favourite is the dodgy dhobi one. 🙂

  6. Nick says:

    One of the most frustrating things when visiting a country with a different language is trying to make a very simple request, finding the other person is totally baffled, and thinking, If I only knew the one word for the thing I want, how much easier it would be….
    Nick recently posted..No place like home

    • Rummuser says:

      I have noticed another peculiar aspect to this phenomenon, the frustrated speaker raising the voice as though that would convey what needs to be communicated!

  7. wisewebwoman says:

    No truer word about the horrible minister. I hope he didn’t get hanged for it.
    And accident porn, I’ve heard of such a fetish but not as a brag.
    wisewebwoman recently posted..The Path Untravelled

  8. Looney says:

    There is no entertainment quite like stumbling along in a foreign language. Even the most untalented people can suddenly become clever comedians.
    Looney recently posted..Sequestered Swimming

  9. Fun to have a laugh (even at others’ expense:)
    Talk to Me…I’m Your Mother recently posted..More Thoughts on Death

    • Rummuser says:

      The real problem is the bloke who spends the money to get these sign boards made only to later find that there has been a goof up and not quite knowing what to do with the board!

  10. Cathy in NZ says:

    Yes English is mystifying all over the world…I guess that even the symbols in other languages that we don’t understand have bloopers included…
    Cathy in NZ recently posted..BIRD project

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