English: The Universal Language

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WE have New Arrival as in clothes, shoes, bags, as if they were a baby, and pant instead of pants. But we know what they mean.

A cocktail lounge in Norway advises: Ladies are requested not to have children in the bar.

A doctors office in Rome is a specialist in women and other diseases.

Where is that city restaurant which is open seven days a week and weekends?

Or a cemetery which warns: Persons are prohibited from picking flowers from any but their own graves?

A hotel in Tokyo has the following rule: Guests are requested not to smoke or do other disgusting behaviours in bed. Non-smokers and celibates should love that.

Must be the same Tokyo hotel with a bar that serves special cocktails for the ladies with nuts.

Another hotel in Japan is the very height of hospitality as guests are invited to take advantage of the chambermaid. No sexual harassment there.

A Bucharest hotel is straightforward: The lift is being fixed for the next day. During that time you will be unbearable. …