Sophisticated Studies in International Signage, and Spelling Lessons from Abroad

1) Welcome to the New Delhi metro. Spitting will incur a 200 rupee fine, save the spit for later. 

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2) This temple in Krabi had useful indication of where one should handle parkibg a csr.

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3) Do not spit, litter or abuse children on the beach. Just in case you needed a reminder.

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When communicating across linguistic barriers, one must enter the “dumb it down” mentality to get understood. One of the most rewarding experiences of intercultural communication is this level of basic-ness that we all lack in our complex communicative interactions with members of our own language.

4) Save the cigar for later….

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5) Pitch in, and “giving a cleaning!”

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6)  I believe this south Indian beach sign says something along the lines of: safe, clean, healthy water. Nice place to swim. 

sign17) Cross the Ganga by motorboat, and “success” your journey!

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8) A Japanese restaurant in McLeod Ganj in the Himalayas.

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9) Ah, Krabi, Thailand bars. Thats what I’m talking about! Order a Basket, Tom Colliem, Malibu Pieapple or a Bloody Malie. One can be assured they are special.

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10) On the way to Kanchanaburi, Thailand, stop for some Yemmy Food.

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11) I love you just you are, Thailand.

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12) There’s a few restrictions on items allowed in the Taj Mahal. Look and learn. In a country like India where there are some 15 languages and multiple scripts, this pictorial representation is quite genius. 

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13) Self explanatory.

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14) Enough of this nonsense. I’m going to the Becah.

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15) In Sweden, one could be looking for the utfart… Var är utfart!

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16) In Deutschland, stores have clearly marked hours.

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17) Paris erected some signs to tell people where not to go.

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18) Thieving animated characters in Rome try to steal signs.

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19) Safety on construction sites in Thailand is clearly marked and of the utmost importance. The sign reads: Foot protection must beware, head protection must be worm, and weat safety hamess AT ALL TIMES!!

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4 thoughts on “Sophisticated Studies in International Signage, and Spelling Lessons from Abroad

    • I could totally go for a Basket, its Friday. Maybe a tom colliem. . . ! You were there when I took that sign at the beach in South India with the skull and crossbones. Good times. 🙂

    • Streaking would not be appreciated, I’m sure given the general tendency to wear long pants and a long sleeve dressed shirt in India’s daily 40 degree heat. Basically the only ones wearing shorts there were tourists or young people under 30!

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