Can I still provoke?

posted on 9 Jul 2008 in Engrish from Other Countries

You left out bedevil…

 

Photo courtesy of Gerard P Bannigan.

Found at Snake Park in Pune, India.

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  1. PennyCentury | 9:34 am |  Vote: Add rating 4  Subtract rating 0  

    They forgot “plague”!

  2. Nate | 10:48 am |  Vote: Add rating 31  Subtract rating 1  

    Umm.. This is a common sign in USA, only it usually ends in “our employees” rather than “the animal”…

  3. leila | 3:31 pm |  Vote: Add rating 17  Subtract rating 0  

    I guess I can still aggravate it.

  4. Tim | 7:17 am |  Vote: Add rating 23  Subtract rating 1  

    Someone got a copy of Loget’s Thesaulus!

  5. Meli | 1:07 am |  Vote: Add rating 10  Subtract rating 0  

    But wait… I thought the animal liked to be ruffled…

  6. Ree | 2:25 am |  Vote: Add rating 21  Subtract rating 0  

    But I can still feed them… right? RIGHT?

  7. HeyThereItsEric | 4:05 pm |  Vote: Add rating 4  Subtract rating 0  

    Let us do it for you.

  8. hoodoo456 | 6:58 pm |  Vote: Add rating 5  Subtract rating 1  

    ok, ill just provoke and bedevil the animal.

  9. emodarthvader | 7:14 pm |  Vote: Add rating 5  Subtract rating 0  

    so when can we go huntin dad

  10. nick | 5:40 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    Alright at least I can still throw stones

  11. keith | 9:21 pm |  Vote: Add rating 7  Subtract rating 1  

    can i fart near the animal?

  12. R M | 9:57 pm |  Vote: Add rating 4  Subtract rating 0  

    damn….I wanted to tantalise it with my black frying with breeze ball leftovers….

  13. Wowzers | 4:20 pm |  Vote: Add rating 4  Subtract rating 0  

    Well lets go to the next zoo. maybe we can tantilise some kangaroos…

  14. Evan | 6:43 pm |  Vote: Add rating 3  Subtract rating 0  

    Get your synonyms here.

  15. Dano | 6:05 am |  Vote: Add rating 7  Subtract rating 0  

    Well after all, it IS the last Theosaurus in captivity….

  16. CarbonatedCube | 5:13 pm |  Vote: Add rating 6  Subtract rating 0  

    Why is no one making a big deal out of the fact that they had to ASK people not to molest the animals?! 😯

  17. Ellen | 1:33 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    Don’t worry, it’s a snake park…

  18. craplo | 5:32 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    So you humans, play amongst yourselves

  19. Mava | 9:34 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    My aim would be to tantalize and molest, obviously, so I guess I’m out of luck

  20. Nick | 8:03 am |  Vote: Add rating 8  Subtract rating 0  

    No, you’ve all missed the point. The first ones in the list are what you can’t do to Harry. You can do them to the animal.

  21. Lollerskate | 11:38 pm |  Vote: Add rating 7  Subtract rating 0  

    Can I annoy, torment, pester, molest and worry Badger Stephen? How about Badger Henry?

  22. Shiny | 10:06 pm |  Vote: Add rating 2  Subtract rating 0  

    How about fold, spindle, or mutilate? Can I do that?

  23. Higgins | 1:13 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    I can still feed it thn?

  24. Jack | 6:34 am |  Vote: Add rating 2  Subtract rating 0  

    Damnit, But I only go to the zoo to Badger Harry the animals!

  25. Sam | 6:37 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    i think they left out aggravate

  26. Jook Man | 5:06 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    If I were close enough to the animal to molest it, I doubt the rest of these transitive verbs would matter.

  27. Yogesh Damle | 10:34 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Umm, can we eat it?

    (Well, humour apart, each word in the local language, seperated by the comma, IS a synonym to each English verb mentioned above! Can’t say which one is a translation.) 😀

  28. nezu | 10:10 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    how about insult?

  29. Runs With Scissors | 5:49 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    But we can POKE the animal, right?

  30. Runn'd | 2:02 pm |  Vote: Add rating 3  Subtract rating 0  

    Lets Badger Harry the animal

  31. fbr | 11:18 pm |  Vote: Add rating 3  Subtract rating 0  

    Please do not buy it use it break it fix it crash it change it melt upgrade it

  32. NonanoN | 6:41 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Oh, the plant is so gonna get it now!

  33. Emili | 11:07 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Beating animals is OK there…

  34. Mikani | 10:38 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    That’s a lot of ways to describe it… 😉

  35. Rebecca | 12:16 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    By any chance, is the animal a swan?

  36. Belbe | 10:59 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    Objection!
    That animal must be prosecuted I have decisive evidence!

  37. dmw | 12:03 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Dang, they look so cute in ruffles

  38. Justin | 3:30 pm |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    You can still abuse them though.

  39. sister_nyx | 3:23 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    It might bite, claw, tear, shred, mutilate, castrate, eviscerate, dislocate, disarm, disleg, debone, disembowel, maim, pound, pummel and bash on your tiny widdle head!

  40. Jacob | 6:37 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    I was talking about the sign of course.

  41. Craig | 12:42 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Tittilation anyone?????

  42. Craig | 12:43 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    and whats to say that said animal will not end up on the menu anyway???

  43. crybaby 69 | 7:43 pm |  Vote: Add rating 2  Subtract rating 0  

    yeah, Who is BADGER HARRY?

  44. crybaby 69 | 7:46 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Can I harass, molest, annoy, nettle, tantalize Mr.Badger Harry, but
    da animals can be?

  45. Mark A | 4:29 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    Well, at least I can still pull out my AK47 and shoot it.

  46. connor | 3:29 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    what abuot tempt?

  47. Taylor | 9:52 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Dammit, I thought I could get away with molestation.
    PRETTY SNEAKY SIS.

  48. Justin | 6:03 pm |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    Can we melt it? How about unnerve them.

  49. Justin | 6:06 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Note that it is one animal. Singular.

  50. Pickle | 4:03 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Well…. we can still do all that to the employees there!!

  51. Guhan | 6:07 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Just plug and play…

  52. Candy Mountain | 4:40 am |  Vote: Add rating 4  Subtract rating 0  

    Looks like we can still mate with the animal, score!

  53. Truedat | 3:25 pm |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    True story, they actually have these signs in San Diego…

    Dunno what that says about India.

    Dunno what that says about San Diego…

  54. DeanAckles | 8:49 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    At least you’re still allowed to pat their animals

  55. Trish | 12:35 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    ok..can i maybe just pleat the animal???..or put a bit of ball fringe on it?

  56. Ghost08 | 3:25 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    well lets just take all the fun out of living shall we?

  57. BSting | 4:24 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    no malesting animals? aaaaaaaaaaawwwww poor micheal jackson

  58. Loco | 10:19 pm |  Vote: Add rating 3  Subtract rating 0  

    This begs the question – who is Harry, and is he molested so much that there needs to be a sign to raise awareness?

  59. Ayabie fan | 7:10 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    I’m under the impression that maybe I should just beat Badger Harry with a stick.

  60. Zyphonee | 11:54 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    No molesting? awwww…

  61. imhiding | 8:23 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    It’s amazing the discrimination against animal molesters these days.

  62. FromRtoS | 2:52 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Ah, I guess this animal has feeling like us doesn’t it?

  63. Kiwa | 5:46 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    BUT HEY! We can feed these ones!

  64. DP Interworld | 10:40 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    This board betrays the perverted desires of the authors unhealthy love for animals!

  65. Name | 3:21 am |  Vote: Add rating 3  Subtract rating 0  

    What must be clarified is that this sign is a two-parter. The first part pleads you to not annoy, torment, pester, molest, worry, or badger Harry. It then instructs us to, as an alternative, go ahead and harass, hackle, persecute, irk, rag, vex, bother, tease, nettle, tantalise or ruffle the animal. So it’s okay guys, we’re just not supposed to leave Harry alone, we can do whatever we want to the animal, which is fair game.

  66. Hungry | 3:34 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    But can i eat the animals?

  67. blitish_engrish | 6:41 am |  Vote: Add rating 2  Subtract rating 0  

    is Barney here?

  68. Dave Rock | 4:26 pm |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    If you do however end up nettling the animal .. make sure you dock leaf it afterwards

  69. Hikari | 3:51 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Can’t we just eradicate them?

  70. ebbb | 3:25 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    like i would want to molest an animal…………actually i would =D

  71. chris | 4:17 pm |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    oh good, i can still lather, rinse, and repeat 😀

  72. Alice | 5:04 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Wow, I didn’t even think of half of all these. Thanks for the protip 8D

  73. Carly | 3:35 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Well what do you expect us to do? Look at them?

  74. adam | 4:54 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 1  

    Actually the translation is perfect. It’s the same as the Marathi sign below. The words are repeated to give more emphasis and to make it appear as a stronger warning.

  75. taylor | 7:50 pm |  Vote: Add rating 2  Subtract rating 0  

    Damn, my evil plans to ruffle the animals have been foiled!

  76. blah | 7:59 pm |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    you have reached maximum time for this message BEEP

  77. Ben | 12:36 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Is gorging on the animal frowned upon too?

  78. JapaneseStudent | 11:25 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    I guess I can pet, poke, and possibly feed the animal then.

  79. Red-faced | 9:34 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Well..can we LOOK at it??

  80. Moo | 12:09 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    They forgot rape

  81. Vehement | 1:15 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    A sign to claim your man to yourself.

  82. ann | 10:51 pm |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    And I suppose said animal will give a detailed report if I do? What if I gently kid it, but it’s in a foul mood and claims I “teased”? Whose word wins in a court of law?

  83. katie | 6:06 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    i guess i’ll just have to settle for assault

  84. Cure_nyah | 4:02 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    just sit quitly and be bored as hell

  85. garudamon11 | 4:11 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    you can still bribe them

  86. Neals | 8:23 pm |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    However, okay to feed THIS animal with your private. Just not the fishes.

  87. Choo-Choo | 1:41 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    But they didn’t ask me not to piss them off!

  88. neenz | 12:44 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    The animal behind the fence is a chicken. They’re afraid it will become rude or unreasonable, in which case, in accordance with a business deal between the zoo and a certain Chinese restaurant, they lose the chicken.

  89. certified_cadillacer | 8:08 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    funny how they treat animals better than people in india isnt it

  90. Dave | 9:35 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    How bout agitate? can I still do that?

  91. Sandor | 7:42 pm |  Vote: Add rating 3  Subtract rating 0  

    Don’t worry officer, all I did was insult, bewitch, poach, belittle, coax, feed, annihilate, defenestrate, prognosticate, trick, flick, kick and lick the animal. But I will openly admit that I badgered Harry, however.

  92. Sandor | 7:43 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Is that Arabic text below?

  93. bn ;blgjnxkmnfl gn | 6:35 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    why can’t i molest them???

  94. lily | 6:38 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    dang i really wanted to molest that billy goat over there

  95. Spencer | 3:10 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Man, I was looking forward to persecuting that penguin…

  96. Lollerskate | 4:30 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    @Sandor: Of course not. It’s Devanagari script (I guess). It’s in INDIA anyway.

  97. Pete | 7:04 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 1  

    why If it was arabic Script…………. you had some comments in your mind???????????????

  98. Raymund Victor | 6:11 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    hmm… since they didnt add “Hunt” to the list…

    its Hunting Season!!!

  99. Jwaz | 5:50 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Your honor, my client was not harassing the animal, he was pestering it. Clearly he was acting within the code of conduct.

  100. ahron | 5:53 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    molest?

  101. christen | 3:47 pm |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    they also forgot: piss off, bug, nag, crucify, plague, provoke, hassle, perturb, and push their buttons.

  102. JJ | 4:15 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Woah, Nettle!?
    Relaxed sign to be aiming at real viscous mans.

  103. - | 9:24 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    I can stil:
    -eat it
    -burn it
    -disolve it
    -dissasemble it
    -blow it up
    -deflate it
    -shread it
    -stampede it

    as long as you dont upset it, you could doo al this!

  104. don | 9:28 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    perhaps i can kiss the animal, or mate with it?

  105. DrLex | 8:38 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Badger badger badger badger …
    Mushroom, mushroom!

  106. Billy Bob | 7:02 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Picky animal. Can I cook it?

  107. pauloo | 9:57 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Hey! Get away that cage! I telled you tourist ready, no tantalize aminal!

  108. Janice | 4:04 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    Please to leave the thesaurus alone too! I thanking you, grateful, pleased, obliged, appreciative, indebted, beholden, your servant sir. Animals feel same.

  109. Doff | 7:11 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Is there anything we -can- do to the animal?

  110. barbasol | 2:35 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    how do you “badger harry” an animal?

  111. Chickentacos | 11:04 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    I wasn’t going to irk it anyway, sheesh…

  112. Brian | 9:23 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    It vexes me… I’m terribly vexed.

  113. Rawr | 3:19 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Molesting the animal is bad.

  114. gASWr | 2:16 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Warning: Badgering the raccoons may lead to severe injury

  115. archmon | 6:32 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Hob-knockers!!!!!( touches animals)

  116. NIX | 5:42 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    *sigh* Fine, I guess I’ll go somewhere else to Badger Harry the animals, then.

  117. Mayumiko | 1:24 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    ………………………….I’ll make sure not to harry the animals then….

  118. Gerson | 2:43 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    I really wanted to ruffle that badger :(

  119. Sho | 12:04 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    How do you “worry” the Animal? What is the Animal is particularly sensitive or is sufferring from paranoia or depression? Would that be a legitimate defence that would stand up in Animal Court?

  120. CraigSA | 7:03 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    ok, i’ll just urinate or deficate on the damnd things instead.

  121. f | 9:35 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    yeah yeah im not doing anything listed on the sign, im just poking it with the sharp stick!

  122. pete | 10:41 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    but… will it blend?

  123. Mark | 4:41 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Do not badger the badgers.

  124. Gilvan | 8:20 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    They forgot to include: “Do not Sodomize”…

  125. noneofyourbusiness | 2:30 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    dammit! they took the best ones! I’ve only got ‘displease’ left now!

  126. sparky | 4:40 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Sign posted at all U.S DMVs.

  127. Aquophis | 3:57 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Damn, I really wanted to badger that badger…

  128. dalex | 5:20 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    means that i can:
    1. feed the animal
    2. kill the animal.
    3. cook the animal

  129. David O | 5:40 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    How do you worry an animal? Must be those existentialists who inform the animals of their spacio-temporal finitude and cause animal angst.

  130. Seventy2rd o clock | 1:53 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Can I Mary them?

  131. Myself | 2:43 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    It doesn’t say anything about murdering it!

  132. Myself | 2:43 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    That animal filed a persecution report with the United Nations!

  133. Myself | 2:44 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Are you kidding? I can’t rag the animal? It must really not like ragtime music.

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