Lost in Translation Funny Signs Japan China (Japan China)


This week’s issue of Nuts magazine features a collection of funny signs from the Far East. These translation mistakes are more than simple typos. They completely change the meaning with humorous consequences.


The most absurd of which is a Chinese restaurant sign that offers some truly hot food. “Fuck the duck until exploded,” the English translation reads.


The misunderstanding occurred because the Chinese word for duck (yazi / 鸭子) is colloquial for gigolo or prostitute.


The United States’ Adopt-A-Highway program has some equally inappropriate but not accidental signs sponsored by controversial groups like the Klu Klux Klan (KKK).