Sunday, June 16, 2013

Old Days Fish


I don't know that I would have chosen the name "Old Days Fish" for my fresh fish market.  Something was obviously lost in translation...

7 comments:

mohamed tamim makawi said...

yes it's lost in translation , in arabic it's sound ok but you know sometimes when you translate a brand name or a song from one language to another it sound ridiculous after the translation :)

Jerry Mc Kenna said...

I love signs written in bad English. When I was a bit younger and was learning photography I read German camera brochures and the English was better than this but quite funny.

So, lets laugh, but not so hard that they correct the signs.

Susie of Arabia said...

I love signs like this too. I hope no one thinks I am poking fun at them - I just think it's cute!

Susie of Arabia said...

Hi Mohamed - I saw a photo of a sign for a business that sold chicken meat. It read: "Sale of Chicken Murder." You can Google it and see the pic - it's the funniest one I've ever seen.

Anonymous said...

Maybe they meant "Fish like back in the days?", hahaha, English is not my first language and sometimes its hard to translate something with the same meaning :P sf

Susie of Arabia said...

Yes, I'm sure that is what it is meant to say - but it just doesn't work so well the way it came out.

Anonymous said...

'Sale of chicken murder'??!! Oh my ..... I can't wait to show that one to my husband - he'll use it in his English language classes no doubt! Lolllllll