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As the US holiday of Thanksgiving approaches, we would like to extend our appreciation to our clients and prospects by presenting some amusing examples to brighten your day. As you will see, some sentences are clear and can translate well. In others, the word order or word choice changes the meaning into something humorous.
Actual reasons for auto accidents given to insurance companies –
  • I had been driving for 40 years when I fell asleep at the wheel and had an accident.
  • The other car collided with mine without giving warning of its intentions.
  • I thought my window was down but I found out it was open when I put my head through it.
  • As I approached the intersection, a sign suddenly appeared in a place where no stop sign had ever appeared before.
  • In my attempt to kill a fly, I drove into a telephone pole.
  • I pulled away from the side of the road, glanced at my mother-in-law, and headed over the embankment.

Actual U.S. signs –

  • DO NOT READ under penalty of law.
  • Bottomless Pit. 65 feet deep.
  • DARK ROOM. Keep Door Closed!! If it is left open, all of the dark leaks out.
  • BEWARE OF THE DOG. The cat is not trustworthy either.
  • NO Senior Discounts. You have had twice as long to earn the money.
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Happy Thanksgiving from all of us to all of you.


Philip Auerbach
Founder, President & CEO
Auerbach International
Headquarters – 415-592-0042 x107

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