Throughout my travels in Asia, one thing I’ve noticed is that a lot of signs look really funny because of poor translations. It could be one gigantic joke on English speakers, but somehow I doubt that. In tribute to this similarity throughout Asia I’ll post one or two ‘Lost In Translation’ pictures a week. It really is not very hard to find signs with poorly translated English, I see several everyday without even looking for them. I hope you guys enjoy these and perhaps even get a chuckle of out them.
The first picture for my ‘Lost In Translation’ Series was taken at a train station in Taiwan. This was on the wall and had a general list of the rules and usage of the train station, kind of like guidelines.
My little disclaimer to go a long with the photos to come is that I have much respect for the many cultures in Asia. It is only that many Asian ideologies inherent in their languages translate poorly into English. Even with these translation errors, I am completely grateful that most signs are translated into English, it has been infinitely helpful to me.