English as a Global Language By Don L. F. Nilsen (pictures from www.engrish.com ) 20 1
Global Business English Japanese Hotel Room: You are invited to take advantage of the chambermaid. Paris Hotel Elevator: Please leave your values at the front desk. Tokyo Hotel: It is forbidden to steal hotel towels please. If you are not a person to do
do such a thing is please not read this notice. 20 2 Leipzig Elevator: Do not enter the lift backwards, and only when lit up. Athens Hotel: Visitors are expected to
complain at the office between the hours of 9 and 11 am daily. Belgrade Elevator: To move the cabin, push button for wishing floor. If the cabin should enter more persons, each one should press a number of wishing floor. Tokyo Shop: Our nylons cost more than common but they are better for the long run.
20 3 Sarajevo Hotel: The flattening of underwear with pleasure is the job of the chambermaid. Moscow Hotel: You are welcome to visit the cemetery where famous Russian and Soviet
composers, artists and writers are buried daily except Thursday. Swiss Menu: Our wines leaving you nothing to hope for. Norwegian Lounge: Ladies are required not to have children in the bar. 20
4 Hong Kong Tailor shop: Ladies may have a fit upstairs. Bangkok Dry Cleaners: Drop your trousers here for best results. Paris Dress Shop: Dress for street walking. Rhodes tailor Shop: Order your summer suit.
Because is big rush we will execute customers in strict rotation. 20 5 Rome Laundry: Ladies, leave your clothes
here and spend the afternoon having a good time. Copenhagen Airline: We take your bags and send them in all directions. Moscow Hotel: If this is your first visit to the U.S.S.R., you are welcome to it. Acapulco Hotel: The manager has personally passed all the water served here.
20 6 A Vegetable 20
7 Asian Rear 20 8
Babys Fanny Mushrooms 20 9 Bottled Water
20 10 Crap your Hands 20
11 Crippie and Gravid 20 12
Dogs Sauce 20 13 Dying
20 14 Getting Off 20
15 Hard Times 20 16
HO ENTRANCE 20 17 Robster
20 18 Starbutts 20
19 !Tinkling Heart 20 20
!!Turd Baby 20 21 !!!Very Suspicious Supermarket
20 22 References: Rhode, Michael, and John A. Lent. Comic Art, 2005-2009: A Global Bibliography.
Special Issue of International Journal of Comic Art 11.3 (Winter, 2009): 1-626. 20 23
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