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Say what? (funny signs and spellings)

One of my favourite things about travelling in a country where English isn’t the first language, is the spelling and language on signs and menus.

But bonus points for trying and extra points for the amusement value.

Here are a small sampling of some of the ones we took the time to photograph in Laos.

"We have best food flet fish" - oh, good...

“We have best food flet fish” – oh, good…

Sign post - where is the Toi Let and Suvenir Shop?

Sign post – where is the Toi Let and Suvenir Shop?

Raundry Service

Raundry Service

Bike repairs we assume.

Bike repairs we assume.

I especially like the "sustraining walls" on this sign at Wat Phu

I especially like the “sustraining walls” on this sign at Wat Phu

Batman ... Faster than a speeding bullet...

Batman … Faster than a speeding bullet…

VIP room at the Vientiane airport ... and no clocks

VIP room at the Vientiane airport … and no clocks

And then there was this, what I assume are rules or cautions – too bad if you don’t speak Lao (so I have translated it for you).  🙂

1) don't do that 2) don't do that either 3) and don't even think about that!

1) don’t do that
2) don’t do that either
3) and don’t even think about that!

And then there are a few more (these following photos weren’t taken by me, but by a fellow traveller Brett Shields.)

Ummmm "Roasted flog with herbs"... or "Roasted Shell" - tough choice!

Ummmm “Roasted flog with herbs”… or “Roasted Shell” – tough choice!

No passing a grass

No passing a grass

Well come to tourism

Well come to tourism

No put plastic

No put plastic


About The Sock Mistress

Slight fixation with socks. At last count, I had enough pairs of socks to last 14 weeks without having repeat a pair. IT geek by profession. Disney nut. 3rd world loan shark (http://Kiva.org ). Finds humour in the inappropriate. Holiday planner extraordinaire. Mum to doglets. Crazy Dachshund lady.


6 thoughts on “Say what? (funny signs and spellings)

  1. Funny post! It was an enjoyable read. Thanks!

    Posted by MaitoMike | January 9, 2014, 9:23 pm


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