Lost in translation: Mistranslated from across the globe

Published Thursday, Jul 2 2015, 18:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Charlie Croker is a man on a mission: to document every linguistic mishap across the globe.

Eagle-eyed Charlie has searched high and low for the most baffling signs and instructions. He took in everything from Korean supermarkets to Argentinian abattoirs - and even Hertfordshire restaurants. In short, nobody is escaping.

Charlie Croker Utterly Lost in Translation

© John Blake Publishing

Mmmm, yum

Following on from his first book, Utterly Lost in Translation showcases the weirdest, funniest and most outrageous examples of English gone wrong.

Highlights include:

Passengers please not to stand on the dock since dangerous lintel will have it off with your feet.
Car ferry, Greece.

Foot care. Body Care. Head care. Horny care.
Salon, China.

After applying transfers gently dab with a damp sloth.
Instructions for a model car, Italy.

Charlie Croker Utterly Lost in Translation

© John Blake Publishing

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Chicken soap, Cock appetizer.
Menu options, Bulgaria

Tired of cleaning yourself? Let me do it.
Used cars: Why go anywhere else to be cheated? Come here first!
For sale: an antique desk suitable for lady with thick legs and large drawers.
Local newspaper, USA

Our public bar is presently not open because it is closed.
Hotel, Egypt.

'Utterly Lost in Translation: Even more misadventures in English abroad' by Charlie Croker is published by John Blake and is out now at £9.99

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