Lost in Translation – Funny Korean Signs

One of the things that keeps me smiling on an every-day basis is the abundance of hilarious English signs that line the streets, roads and parks of Korea. Be it signs that have a minor spelling mistake, Korean’s inability/refusal to use the letter “L”, or signs that most likely were translated in a poor mans version of Google Translate, they always put a smile on my face.

I can’t count the amount of times my friends and I have remarked, “Why don’t they ask a native English speaker to proof read their sign / brochure / menu before sending it to print?”. The answer is and may always remain…I have no freaking clue!

Maybe they think it’s too expensive or too much hassle, or as my boss pointed out, maybe they simply see English words as “pictures” and don’t really care what the letters or words mean as long as they look pretty. Either way, I need to stop complaining, as they give me endless entertainment on usually long, boring days. :D

So, which is your favourite?!

shit house

cat cafe hongdae fuckfake

funny korean english sign

funny mens waxing image

funny sign korea

no riding dolphins

lost in translation konglish


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  • Teresa
    October 1, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    OMG, this is precious!! :D

  • ksbeth
    October 1, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    i cannot stop laughing – thanks!

  • Russell Smith
    October 1, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    Shit House wins hands down!

  • lukefisher1
    October 2, 2013 at 10:32 am

    This is brilliant! “Don’t drop garbage on passing tourists” hilarious!

  • silkpurseproductions
    October 2, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Love the men’s waxing one. I am curious as to what business the first two were for.