Friday, September 21, 2007

Interesting English in Thailand

On a visit to Wat Po located in Bangkok, the Thai capital, in June 1996, we came upon these two eye-catching signboards. One said simply, "SOFT DRINKS" inside Toilet " followed by an arrow pointing the way. Can anyone guess what it really meant?
The 2nd sign stated clearly and again simply," Massage Toilet"
and followed by the arrow pointing the way.
It sounded pretty much like a new proto-type toilet that had been invented over there with massage capability. To take it literally would mean there really was such a toilet offering a massage service within.
To solve the mystery ( or was there one in the first place? ) we simply followed the arrows....and had a good laugh !

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