Oh English!

Oh English

A Tourist Spot in Gujarat, India.

The English language is evolving and spreading. Just like the English of the middle ages would be unrecognizable today, the English that will be spoken next century will be much different from what we hear today. Why? Thanks to the millions for whom English is a second language and are now embracing it. The purist may frown at this, but we might as well have some fun while it is happening. If you were visiting the western state of Gujarat in India here is what you will find:

In an Ahmedabad hotel:
“Is forbidden to steal hotel towels please. If you are not a person to do such thing is please not to read this notice.”

In a Baroda hotel elevator:
“The lift is being fixed for the next day. During that time we regret that you will be unbearable.”

In a Surat hotel lobby:
“Please leave your values at the front desk.”

In a hotel in Jamnagar:
“Visitors are expected to complain at the office between the hours of 9 and 11 A.M. daily.”

In an Ahmedabad hotel:
“You are invited to take advantage of the chambermaid.”

Edwards Laundry in Ahmedabad:
“Drop your trousers here for best results.”

In Bhavnagar hotel:
“Because of the impropriety of entertaining guests of the opposite sex in the bedroom, it is rekvested that the lobby be used for this purpose.”

Anand Laundry:
“Ladies, leave your clothes here and spend the afternoon having a good time.”

Ad for donkey rides in the Rann Of Kutch:
“Would you like to ride on your own ass?”

5-star Hotel bar:
“Ladies are requested not to have children in the bar.”

Bharuch hotel:
“The manager has personally passed all the water served here.”

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