We tend to take our languages for granted. For example, how do we know that, “have a nice day,” doesn’t mean something horrible in another land? Thus far, I’ve yet to use that sentiment and be rewarded with a slap to the face, followed by an angry, “Don’t call my grandmother a donkey anus!”
I’m in Singapore this week, being amused by the signs here. Not quite donkey anus, but still.
4. COUQUE D’ASSES
I thought this was pronounced “cock da asses,” but a French friend here told me, “Shoor, eet eez sound dirty ow you pronounce in Amereeca, yes? But in Fronce, very eenocent. Eez pronounce ‘cooked ass.'” Oh. Thanks for clearing that up.
3. HOR FUN
Maybe I have a vivid imagination, but I imagine Hor Fun to include a tub of margarine and a cucumber. Maybe two cucumbers, depending on the Hor.
2. HONEY SHAT KEK MA COOKIES
Honey did what in your cookies? There’s only one person in the cartoon family whose arms are not raised in disgust. I’ll bet good money he is Honey, the cookie pooper.
1. WORLD’S STRANGEST COLLECTION
Finally, signs don’t have to be in a foreign language to cause confusion. Here’s a dry cleaner that is advertising home delivery of their cum collection. I always wondered what happened to the crusty stains they remove. They collect it! Ew.
Have a nice day.