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Public signs in English

 
 
glq
 
Reply Sun 29 Sep, 2013 03:00 am
In a hotel in Paris, I happened to see a sign reading, "Please leave your values at the front desk." I can feel the strong imperative mood in it. Isn't it funny? But what's the right way of saying it in English? Thank you.
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fresco
 
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Reply Sun 29 Sep, 2013 03:04 am
@glq,
Laughing Good one !
Should read "Please leave your valuables....."

However. it might say something about the type of "hotel" it is ! Wink
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On a similar point about signage, the escalator at CDG Roissy is labelled "get down"as a translation of "descendre". We did not hit the floor and look round for terrorist gunmen !
contrex
 
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Reply Sun 29 Sep, 2013 03:46 am
@fresco,
fresco wrote:
On a similar point about signage, the escalator at CDG Roissy is labelled "get down"as a translation of "descendre". We did not hit the floor and look round for terrorist gunmen !


Joke:

Q. Why were so many disco fans killed in Vietnam?

A. Because whenever someone shouted "Get down!" they all stood up and started boogying.

fresco
 
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Reply Sun 29 Sep, 2013 09:00 am
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JTT
 
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Reply Sun 29 Sep, 2013 10:42 am
@contrex,
That's really sick, C.
contrex
 
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Reply Sun 29 Sep, 2013 12:47 pm
@JTT,
JTT wrote:

That's really sick, C.


I Bowdlerised the joke; you would probably have disliked the original version even more.
JTT
 
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Reply Sun 29 Sep, 2013 06:42 pm
@contrex,
We agree then that you are sick.
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