Sign Language — Travels in Unfortunate English from the Readers of The Telegraph

Registered by wingduffeliwing of Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on 8/21/2020
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Journal Entry 1 by wingduffeliwing from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, August 21, 2020
A hilarious tour of the state of our mother tongue, from the people who brought you Am I Alone In Thinking ...?, Sign Language is a collection the most inappropriate, confusing, poorly translated and mind-bogglingly bizarre signs from around the world.

Few things amuse and appal Telegraph readers as much as the abuse, misuse, mistranslation and outright mangling of the English language. So, for the past three years the Telegraph has run a weekly feature inviting members of the public to send in photographs of menus, health and safety warnings, road signs, adverts, headlines and personals columns – anything in which the language has gone egregiously, hilariously and, usually, unintentionally wrong.

Entitled Sign Language, the published selection of the very best images has become one of the newspaper’s most popular features, attracting over 300,000 online visitors every week and attracting thousands of submissions from around the world.

Now, we present the very best of Sign Language – both seen and unseen – and offer a timely warning about the imperilled state of modern English.

Journal Entry 2 by wingduffeliwing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Released 1 yr ago (2/14/2023 UTC) at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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Miittiin tarjolle

Journal Entry 3 by wingerpaxwing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Nappasin illan miitistä selailtavaksi. Kiitos, duffeli!

Journal Entry 4 by wingAnneliswing at Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Kiitos kirjasta, kiltit bookcrossaajat!

Journal Entry 5 by wingAnneliswing at Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Thursday, April 18, 2024
Huvittavia kylttejä oli mukava lueskella muutama kerrallaan. Kaikkia en kestäisi yhteen kyytiin.

Journal Entry 6 by wingAnneliswing at BC 2024 Convention in Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Thursday, April 18, 2024

Released 1 mo ago (4/19/2024 UTC) at BC 2024 Convention in Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland

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On the book buffet, or released somewhere round Tampere.

Journal Entry 7 by wingApoloniaXwing at Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Sunday, April 21, 2024
One of the leftovers from the convention's book buffet. First I wanted to wild release it in Tampere, but then decided to take it with me to Stockholm, look through it during the ferry ride tomorrow and then release it there.

Journal Entry 8 by wingApoloniaXwing at Viking Glory, -- Ports, Waterways & Ships -- International Waters on Monday, April 22, 2024
Some stuff is truly hilarious and I was laughing out loud quite a few times. Other photos are just bad translations, or words having another meaning in English, and I feel they are making fun of non-native speakers. Still, nice entertainment.

Released 1 mo ago (4/23/2024 UTC) at Espresso house, Centralstationen, övre hallen in Stockholm, Stockholm Sweden

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Stockholm meet-up release!

Journal Entry 10 by wingNordpiratwing at Bromma, Stockholm Sweden on Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Caught on a nice World Book Day meet-up in Stockholm. Thank you for rounding us up for an extra meet-up during your stay in Stockholm, ApoloniaX!

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