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 |

    They forgot “plague”!

  2. Nate | 10:48 am |

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

  3. leila | 3:31 pm |

    I guess I can still aggravate it.

  4. Tim | 7:17 am |

    Someone got a copy of Loget’s Thesaulus!

  5. Meli | 1:07 am |

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

  6. Ree | 2:25 am |

    But I can still feed them… right? RIGHT?

  7. HeyThereItsEric | 4:05 pm |

    Let us do it for you.

  8. hoodoo456 | 6:58 pm |

    ok, ill just provoke and bedevil the animal.

  9. emodarthvader | 7:14 pm |

    so when can we go huntin dad

  10. nick | 5:40 am |

    Alright at least I can still throw stones

  11. keith | 9:21 pm |

    can i fart near the animal?

  12. R M | 9:57 pm |

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

  13. Wowzers | 4:20 pm |

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

  14. Evan | 6:43 pm |

    Get your synonyms here.

  15. Dano | 6:05 am |

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

  16. CarbonatedCube | 5:13 pm |

    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 |

    Don’t worry, it’s a snake park…

  18. craplo | 5:32 am |

    So you humans, play amongst yourselves

  19. Mava | 9:34 am |

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

  20. Nick | 8:03 am |

    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 |

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

  22. Shiny | 10:06 pm |

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

  23. Higgins | 1:13 pm |

    I can still feed it thn?

  24. Jack | 6:34 am |

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

  25. Sam | 6:37 pm |

    i think they left out aggravate

  26. Jook Man | 5:06 pm |

    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 |

    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 |

    how about insult?

  29. Runs With Scissors | 5:49 pm |

    But we can POKE the animal, right?

  30. Runn'd | 2:02 pm |

    Lets Badger Harry the animal

  31. fbr | 11:18 pm |

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

  32. NonanoN | 6:41 am |

    Oh, the plant is so gonna get it now!

  33. Emili | 11:07 am |

    Beating animals is OK there…

  34. Mikani | 10:38 pm |

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

  35. Rebecca | 12:16 am |

    By any chance, is the animal a swan?

  36. Belbe | 10:59 am |

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

  37. dmw | 12:03 pm |

    Dang, they look so cute in ruffles

  38. Justin | 3:30 pm |

    You can still abuse them though.

  39. sister_nyx | 3:23 am |

    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 |

    I was talking about the sign of course.

  41. Craig | 12:42 pm |

    Tittilation anyone?????

  42. Craig | 12:43 pm |

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

  43. crybaby 69 | 7:43 pm |

    yeah, Who is BADGER HARRY?

  44. crybaby 69 | 7:46 pm |

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

  45. Mark A | 4:29 am |

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

  46. connor | 3:29 pm |

    what abuot tempt?

  47. Taylor | 9:52 am |

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

  48. Justin | 6:03 pm |

    Can we melt it? How about unnerve them.

  49. Justin | 6:06 pm |

    Note that it is one animal. Singular.

  50. Pickle | 4:03 am |

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

  51. Guhan | 6:07 pm |

    Just plug and play…

  52. Candy Mountain | 4:40 am |

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

  53. Truedat | 3:25 pm |

    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 |

    At least you’re still allowed to pat their animals

  55. Trish | 12:35 am |

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

  56. Ghost08 | 3:25 am |

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

  57. BSting | 4:24 am |

    no malesting animals? aaaaaaaaaaawwwww poor micheal jackson

  58. Loco | 10:19 pm |

    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 |

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

  60. Zyphonee | 11:54 am |

    No molesting? awwww…

  61. imhiding | 8:23 am |

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

  62. FromRtoS | 2:52 pm |

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

  63. Kiwa | 5:46 am |

    BUT HEY! We can feed these ones!

  64. DP Interworld | 10:40 pm |

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

  65. Name | 3:21 am |

    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 |

    But can i eat the animals?

  67. blitish_engrish | 6:41 am |

    is Barney here?

  68. Dave Rock | 4:26 pm |

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

  69. Hikari | 3:51 am |

    Can’t we just eradicate them?

  70. ebbb | 3:25 am |

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

  71. chris | 4:17 pm |

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

  72. Alice | 5:04 am |

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

  73. Carly | 3:35 pm |

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

  74. adam | 4:54 am |

    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 |

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

  76. blah | 7:59 pm |

    you have reached maximum time for this message BEEP

  77. Ben | 12:36 pm |

    Is gorging on the animal frowned upon too?

  78. JapaneseStudent | 11:25 pm |

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

  79. Red-faced | 9:34 pm |

    Well..can we LOOK at it??

  80. Moo | 12:09 pm |

    They forgot rape

  81. Vehement | 1:15 pm |

    A sign to claim your man to yourself.

  82. ann | 10:51 pm |

    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 |

    i guess i’ll just have to settle for assault

  84. Cure_nyah | 4:02 pm |

    just sit quitly and be bored as hell

  85. garudamon11 | 4:11 pm |

    you can still bribe them

  86. Neals | 8:23 pm |

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

  87. Choo-Choo | 1:41 pm |

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

  88. neenz | 12:44 am |

    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 |

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

  90. Dave | 9:35 pm |

    How bout agitate? can I still do that?

  91. Sandor | 7:42 pm |

    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 |

    Is that Arabic text below?

  93. bn ;blgjnxkmnfl gn | 6:35 pm |

    why can’t i molest them???

  94. lily | 6:38 pm |

    dang i really wanted to molest that billy goat over there

  95. Spencer | 3:10 am |

    Man, I was looking forward to persecuting that penguin…

  96. Lollerskate | 4:30 am |

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

  97. Pete | 7:04 am |

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

  98. Raymund Victor | 6:11 pm |

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

    its Hunting Season!!!

  99. Jwaz | 5:50 pm |

    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 |

    molest?

  101. christen | 3:47 pm |

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

  102. JJ | 4:15 am |

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

  103. - | 9:24 am |

    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 |

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

  105. DrLex | 8:38 am |

    Badger badger badger badger …
    Mushroom, mushroom!

  106. Billy Bob | 7:02 pm |

    Picky animal. Can I cook it?

  107. pauloo | 9:57 am |

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

  108. Janice | 4:04 am |

    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 |

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

  110. barbasol | 2:35 pm |

    how do you “badger harry” an animal?

  111. Chickentacos | 11:04 pm |

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

  112. Brian | 9:23 am |

    It vexes me… I’m terribly vexed.

  113. Rawr | 3:19 am |

    Molesting the animal is bad.

  114. gASWr | 2:16 pm |

    Warning: Badgering the raccoons may lead to severe injury

  115. archmon | 6:32 pm |

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

  116. NIX | 5:42 am |

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

  117. Mayumiko | 1:24 pm |

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

  118. Gerson | 2:43 am |

    I really wanted to ruffle that badger :(

  119. Sho | 12:04 pm |

    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 |

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

  121. f | 9:35 am |

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

  122. pete | 10:41 am |

    but… will it blend?

  123. Mark | 4:41 pm |

    Do not badger the badgers.

  124. Gilvan | 8:20 am |

    They forgot to include: “Do not Sodomize”…

  125. noneofyourbusiness | 2:30 pm |

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

  126. sparky | 4:40 am |

    Sign posted at all U.S DMVs.

  127. Aquophis | 3:57 pm |

    Damn, I really wanted to badger that badger…

  128. dalex | 5:20 am |

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

  129. David O | 5:40 pm |

    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 |

    Can I Mary them?

  131. Myself | 2:43 pm |

    It doesn’t say anything about murdering it!

  132. Myself | 2:43 pm |

    That animal filed a persecution report with the United Nations!

  133. Myself | 2:44 pm |

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

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