Friday Funnies – The Toothpaste, the Ice Cream, the Cleaners, the Root Canal and the Complaint Desk
A new month and a new journey into the world of misanthrope-drafted mistranslations! Whether it’s in the clear air of the Alps or the ageless beauty of the Eternal City, translation errors know no geographic boundaries. Let our journey begin!
Colgate introduced a new toothpaste in France named “Cue” which unfortunately shared its name with a notorious pornographic magazine.
A laundry in Rome advertised, “Ladies, leave your clothes here and spend the afternoon having a good time.”
A hotel in Athens advised that “Visitors are expected to complain at the office between 9:00 and 11:00 am.”
At a Swiss mountain inn, patrons were advised “Special today – No Ice Cream.”
A Hong Kong dentist advertised that “Teeth extracted by the latest Methodists.”
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