Or you could use the door on the right…

posted on 8 Oct 2008 in Signs

Too bad Kool Aid man thinks running low on sugar is an ’emergency’…

 

Photo courtesy of ‘elfpoo’.
Found in Okayama, Japan. 

215 captions

  1. Michael | 12:32 am |

    Bring your own axe

  2. Ellen | 1:49 am |

    Sign in parking garage of a crash test dummy facility.

  3. algernon | 2:46 am |

    With your bare hands

  4. Dangevin | 3:41 am |

    Outside on the ledge is a large crate with a sign: “Now, install this fire escape ladder.”

  5. Dangevin | 3:44 am |

    Herb from maintenance has a tough day everytime we run out of toilet paper.

  6. BigFatCat | 4:18 am |

    I regret that I didn’t take the Karate class when I was in high school.

  7. Molly | 5:10 am |

    … after that, throw yourself off the building because we don’t have a fire escape either.

  8. coffeebot | 6:04 am |

    …I TOLD you to put an exhaust fan in the bathroom

  9. coffeebot | 6:07 am |

    In Case Of Mild Anxiety,
    Smash The Window And Jump

  10. coffeebot | 6:08 am |

    You see how installing those doors only confuses the Hulk?

  11. coffeebot | 6:09 am |

    The Hulk’s landlord breathed a sigh of relief when he began attending Anger Management Classes

  12. Mattlach | 6:41 am |

    “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”

  13. ChillinCharlie | 6:49 am |

    Sign below that. If above doesn’t work, summon a black mage to warp you out instead.

  14. greg | 7:01 am |

    …or take exit behind you.

  15. Brian | 7:16 am |

    The sign was much cheaper than actually putting in a fire escape…

  16. Eric G | 7:52 am |

    In case of non-emergency, clutch the wall to steer clear of exhaust pipe gas from passenger in next stall.

  17. Eric G | 8:02 am |

    This two is a miss steak of righting the wrong wrong words witch mean other things when ewe reed them.

  18. Jef | 8:09 am |

    Maybe this is one of those Japanese paper walls?

  19. Nyna | 9:30 am |

    Good thing I always carry this hatchet around!!!

  20. adr | 10:52 am |

    – Sign inside ‘Fighting Room’ from September 3rd, 2008

  21. LadyNuWa | 11:18 am |

    The lesser-known rule of Fight Club.

  22. Someone46545 | 1:58 pm |

    You lucky kids with your doors. Back in the days, we broke through walls to get to the next room!

  23. Rice1 | 3:30 pm |

    Be forewarned though: you brake, you buy!

  24. McBalaban | 7:45 pm |

    I hate being the lemon here, but apart from the break/brake spelling mistake (hey, that actually rhymes!) there isn’t much engrish here… …The Japanese text actually says exactly the same thing.

  25. dargon | 9:08 pm |

    So thats why the vending machine down the hall stocks C4!

  26. Patrick | 9:53 pm |

    Where is that hand grenade that looks like a fire extinguisher when you need one?

  27. Ian | 11:20 pm |

    It actually says “Please break and take refuge from this wall in case of emergency.”

  28. Patrick | 1:53 am |

    Just put a door stop in there. That should stop the wall from moving.

  29. Lollerskate | 1:57 am |

    J

  30. Lollerskate | 1:57 am |

    Just a question: Where are the brakes?

  31. Carlos the Jackal | 4:57 am |

    Not recommended for those using kei-cars.

  32. Pokejedservo | 3:13 pm |

    So THAT’S why there was an oddly shaped “Hand Grenade” nearby, it all makes sense now!

  33. Rayquaza | 6:12 pm |

    At least we can rest assured Chuck Norris will survive.

  34. Patrick | 2:07 pm |

    Pokejedservo, you copied me :(

  35. Andrew | 9:41 pm |

    Fire drills must be fun there.

  36. rogueofmv | 1:38 am |

    Geodude, use Rock Smash!… well, in case of emergency.

  37. Ramas | 6:00 am |

    KAMEHAMEHAAAAAAA!!!

  38. Kiyomi | 6:05 am |

    im screwed then…

  39. QueenCheesecake | 4:54 pm |

    This wall is unstoppable.

  40. Lex | 9:24 pm |

    Remember! The fire door is for executives and investors only!

  41. Silverwolf | 9:09 pm |

    Question: why was the wall moving around in the first place, that it must need brakes?

  42. MoNkEy | 3:03 am |

    Can I break it with my hand grenade?

  43. Diddims | 10:24 am |

    Superman must not understand that it’s this wall ONLY.

  44. almny | 3:54 am |

    my be he meaning windows ?

  45. HeyThereItsEric | 9:09 am |

    It would be a lot safer if the wall weren’t moving in the first place! Geez.

  46. irving constantino | 9:28 pm |

    ‘In case wall don’t break, call ambulance!”

  47. arubin | 10:06 pm |

    In case of fire…pray

  48. Seadog Driftwood | 7:17 am |

    Don’t worry about the asbestos…

  49. Railnites | 10:19 am |

    ah, the joys of Zen

  50. Adam | 1:02 pm |

    I’ll just have to Hulk out to get through….aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh!

  51. tb0ne | 11:01 pm |

    must get crazy during fire drills

  52. Walter | 3:42 am |

    how fat are we getting???

  53. Kevin | 4:20 pm |

    Run, take a deep breathe, run, and pray that it’s not concrete.

  54. chrispy | 8:15 pm |

    do i have to say “Oh yea!” after i brake the wall down?

  55. Ell | 9:28 pm |

    Great then I’ll bring my sledgehammer!

  56. Anonymous | 12:28 pm |

    If the wall starts coming at you, Indiana Jones-style.

  57. Stacy | 8:57 pm |

    No, not brake, give it gas!

  58. Kiael | 6:57 am |

    Yah… This sign realy undermines the point of having a secret escape passage in the first place.
    OR
    “HULK ESCAPE!!!!”

  59. linrn | 11:50 am |

    We’ll have to use the Holy hand grenade of Antioch.

  60. Jeremy Benjamin | 4:56 pm |

    To Hand Grenade ——->

    …Blast!! this is a fire extinguisher not a hand grenade! Of all the horrible times…

  61. MattmaN | 5:06 am |

    KoolAid Man says, “Oh Yeaaaah!”

  62. Jamie Brannon | 8:58 pm |

    Chuck Norris could do it with his hands tied behind his back….Oh yeah he’s that NINJA!!!!

  63. pobert06 | 8:50 am |

    this emergency is only applicable to Kool Aid Man and The Incredible Hulk

  64. whydoyouwanttoknowmyname | 3:19 pm |

    damn where did i put that panic gum from earlier

  65. lokesh | 2:30 pm |

    This is where the hand grenade from ,http://www.engrish.com/2008/08/if-the-flames-dont-get-ya-the-explosions-will/, will come in handy.

  66. Stephan | 9:07 am |

    Hear that, Kramer? Just smash through!

  67. Spoof | 10:20 pm |

    CAUTION! wall tends to move spontaneously!

  68. ashley | 1:00 am |

    but please define ’emergency’ first

  69. Yeah I’d like to but theres a huge SIGN in the way…

  70. Kaypurrs | 8:20 am |

    I need a sign to know this? why do you think I am never without my trusty can of spinich?

  71. Doctor | 1:35 pm |

    So if I can’t break the wall, I have to jump through one of the three-inch thick bullet-proof windows instead?

  72. Christopher Arbizu | 9:28 pm |

    I bet this wall was used in a lot of hulk movies.

  73. sybil wee | 3:18 pm |

    the best emergency sign ive seen yet.
    They make you work to save yourself

    Fight the wall or die

  74. Malice | 8:33 pm |

    B.Y.O. Door.

  75. Kenshin | 11:54 am |

    The translation from japanese to english is right in this one.

    In Japan there are breakable walls in public places such as airports or train stations. In case of emergency, if you are way far from an emergency exit, you can find those walls and break your way to safety.

    It is quite funny in the U.S because there are far less people than in Japan, so there is no need for instant emergency exits.

  76. john | 11:16 pm |

    I bet theres a brick wall about 4 feet behind that wall..

  77. Belbe | 10:25 am |

    Preferrably, with your skull.

  78. Josh | 7:58 am |

    The only emergency in China is Godzilla anyway, so it goes without saying . . .

  79. Kelsey | 10:33 am |

    The guy who comes in to re-plaster the wall makes a fortune.

  80. Kelsey | 10:43 am |

    In case of Feng Shui emergency, break wall to open up the space, and help flow into next room.

  81. forrest | 10:56 pm |

    Sign in Chinese community prison.

  82. BarneyYeeha | 12:23 am |

    So don’t forget to always bring Superman in your pocket…

  83. ad hoc | 6:49 am |

    i’ve seen kung fu movies and i can confirm this happens regularly.

  84. Jacob | 6:07 pm |

    Too bad it’s on the 4th floor….

  85. Nick Wells | 9:10 am |

    And thank you for visiting Chuck Norris’ house!

  86. morgan | 6:19 am |

    they should have “incase of not haveing superstrength, break glass” thing

  87. JTS | 11:59 am |

    “Oh yeahhhh..”

  88. Jamie Brannon | 7:46 am |

    @ Josh,
    Godzilla is the monster that keeps attacking Tokyo, Japan. just thought i’d clear that up.

  89. Jonmi | 11:29 pm |

    You can’t stop the wall.

  90. frey | 7:37 pm |

    survival of the fittest

  91. Takuya Mazda | 4:31 am |

    This wall is made very soft, so you can break this wall pretty easily.
    If we cannot break this wall, it is a time for KARATE.

  92. a man who talk much | 10:05 pm |

    “!eat out of wall, made of marshmelow
    make emergency happy and llumy?”

  93. nightvisiongoggles | 1:22 pm |

    Brembo would be a good choice.

  94. Moneyface | 8:27 am |

    Can break your head first?

  95. Jacob | 9:24 pm |

    KAMEHAMEHAAAAAAAAA!!
    …It was worth a try.

  96. Danny | 8:04 pm |

    “For your inconvenience, please break wall before proceeding with escape. For questions or concerns, please use nearest phone to call help line.”

  97. *wheeeeee*!!!!!! | 11:18 am |

    Okay, we broke the wall…… to bad we are on the 20th floor!!!

  98. *wheeeeee*!!!!!! | 11:19 am |

    or
    but these brakes squeek!

  99. 700 Tnega Terces | 2:39 am |

    Watch out for that…WALL

  100. Blu | 6:46 pm |

    Ah, good thing I have my HAND GRENADE!
    http://www.engrish.com/2008/08/if-the-flames-dont-get-ya-the-explosions-will/

  101. cheetaih | 7:27 am |

    Robocop in action!

  102. JOM | 3:02 pm |

    Seriously, I just have to print that one out and put it on my wall in my office !

  103. Blu | 8:58 pm |

    *INSERT DONKEY KONG HERE*
    If you have played the Subspace Emissary in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, you WILL get that joke.

  104. tee-hee | 9:43 pm |

    i should be able to get through with some broccoli and baked beans. 😉

  105. nihao | 7:09 am |

    Rock, Paper, Scissors!

  106. mjh | 8:09 pm |

    then brace yourself for a long drop.

  107. !!!! | 5:10 am |

    Bring On the WALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  108. Fede | 11:34 am |

    Suicide tendence? Then do it without hessistation!

  109. Mr. B | 8:04 am |

    In an effort to cut back on construction costs, the emergency exits were the first to go.

  110. Luretia | 9:02 pm |

    Oh My,…a wall

  111. happyjoyjoy | 12:57 pm |

    ….so finally i broke the wall, it turns out i was on a japanese game show!!……………and i won.

  112. scapalexis | 11:21 pm |

    When in danger, our inner super-strength will be unleashed.

  113. Nate | 9:00 am |

    Wow, they don’t kid around at karate dojos.

  114. Fietsbelle | 12:05 pm |

    ..by using the handle above.

  115. Zerosignal | 10:56 pm |

    the unsuspecting wall is totally oblivious to the signs’ evil plan…

  116. Jordan | 6:45 pm |

    I’ll take my chances with the elevator.

  117. Ghost08 | 2:06 pm |

    …but first look in the security camera and give a thumbs up that would be awes…erm required.

  118. Ben | 4:34 pm |

    Chuck Norris doesn’t need an emergency to break walls

  119. Vonzen | 1:11 am |

    they also used this sign on the great wall of china lol

  120. Vonzen | 1:13 am |

    much harder to break through though

  121. Vonzen | 1:19 am |

    try to barge dis, you would probably:
    A: break your shoulder and dislocate your arm
    B: break through and splat your body onto the ground
    C: If you have a parachute remember to cut off the cord with a knife before you jump.
    D: you will choose not to barge, save your shoulder but not save yourself from burning into ash.

    In all of these ppl should have fun

    DO TRY THIS AT HOME!

  122. lily | 6:06 am |

    we went to the door on the right but the sign said ‘keep door closed at all times’….. guess we’d best start braking then

  123. wetsver | 7:55 am |

    i noe wad u mean by brake. it means u go to the door then brake it wif a car

  124. Miles24 | 12:30 pm |

    Apparently you recieve a free Sledgehammer when you purchase a room for two nights.

  125. Fede | 9:19 am |

    Am I the one driving this wall?

  126. domiro | 7:44 pm |

    With your bare hands

  127. montelepsy | 7:50 am |

    They don’t make prisons like they used to…

  128. SailorEuropa | 12:05 am |

    why use a door when you can make a door!

  129. Kees | 5:47 am |

    The only wall with wheel lock prevention

  130. Ghost08 | 9:47 am |

    In case of stupidity make sign

  131. Ghost08 | 9:48 am |

    if not an emergency you will be billed accordingly

  132. Ama-rata | 11:22 pm |

    …Have a nice day, and don’t hit your head on the way out!

  133. Mike | 9:29 am |

    The walls are actually breakable in Japanese office buildings. Just run through it like a Japanese game show.

  134. Kya | 11:44 am |

    Warning: Hammer not included.

  135. Sophia | 6:20 pm |

    “Oh noooo!”

  136. B-diddy | 5:53 pm |

    Uhhh … this translation is correct and in perfect English. You’re fired, elfpoo.

  137. tony | 7:43 pm |

    I wonder if I am strong enough.

  138. jsmith | 2:04 pm |

    This sign was installed by two Italian plumbers, looking for a mushroom or flower.

  139. Yamazaki | 3:36 pm |

    You don’t understand, I get driven UP the wall, not through it.

  140. nao | 6:40 pm |

    dont know why, but the same words are written in Japanese

  141. Tori | 6:52 pm |

    Screeeeeeech! Wall coming through!!! (crash)

  142. lolzorr | 5:15 am |

    ahh crap, at the bottom it says “indisstrucktable”

  143. Kenku | 1:57 pm |

    I’ll use this convenient hole in the floor instead of breaking my legs! (Also who ever is going around downing people’s captions needs to get a life.)

  144. cool | 5:33 pm |

    Were on the 7th story!

  145. Glob | 5:38 pm |

    Directions:
    1: Make use of our sign.
    2: Bang head.
    3: Step out area of nice air in wall
    4: Land
    5: Have a nice day!

    In case of failure
    1: Run to near opening.
    2: Open
    3: Jump out. Have nice day.
    4: Break leg.

  146. bubbathesnubba | 2:46 am |

    Remember, if said wall is used for emergency, be kind and replace

  147. cate | 5:32 am |

    where is superman when you need him!

  148. Scotty | 12:18 am |

    …because the wall is going entirely too fast.

  149. Inunah | 12:32 am |

    In case of emergency after the braking of the wall for emergency, taking of the door to the being left of the wall is greatly.

  150. Sandor | 8:13 pm |

    It’s a lost cause, all of you trying to top the “coolaid man” comment the guy who submitted the picture left with it. “Ohhh yeaaahhhhh!!”

  151. rubarbman | 2:32 pm |

    haha outside next sign -Good job ur safe…pay for the repairs plz

  152. enLique | 12:34 pm |

    Preview of the new Saw movie.

  153. Neals | 6:10 pm |

    What happened to “In Case of Emergency Dial 911″ ?

  154. Yellow Fever | 3:31 am |

    Hay Koolaid!!!

  155. Mat | 6:52 am |

    FOR YOUR INFO :
    Except for the mistake in writting “Brake” instead of “Break”, it is actually written to break the wall in case of emergency. In Japan walls are often made out of paper !

  156. cetta | 4:44 pm |

    wen HULK SMASH fails try SLAMHAMMER SMASH

  157. Brian | 8:39 am |

    Sign in Chuck Norris’ house.

  158. damian | 2:26 am |

    But Jerry, those are load bearing walls!

  159. neenz | 10:54 pm |

    “Foreigners who didn’t take karate in PE…find benevolent local.”

  160. anonymous | 2:01 pm |

    we do not provide sledgehammers. have a nice day and good luck surviving the 20 story fall.

  161. eazyduzit | 6:55 pm |

    i got customized disc brakes, is that enough for the wall?

  162. anonymous | 7:46 pm |

    I found the replies are much more funny than the notice itself – there is nothing wrong on the notice (except the word “brake”); the wall is really intended to be breaked (easily) in case of emergency.

  163. anonymous | 11:32 pm |

    oops…enguish here…I wanted to write “broken (easily)”, but instead “breaked (easily)” is really written…

  164. anonymous | 11:33 pm |

    another typo, “engrish”….

  165. lol | 9:35 pm |

    too bad we arent all superman

  166. drumming_panda | 5:26 pm |

    I can see it already…
    something bad happens, and all the Japanese will wonder while they evacuate
    “Why are all the Americans kicking and pounding at that wall?”

  167. goonerwilson | 6:47 pm |

    but please break under this sign or no one will know what to do if there is an emergency.

  168. junyok | 6:04 am |

    it’s a very common sign in japanese high-rise condos actually. The walls between adjacent balconies are designed to be broken-able especially in case for possible fire, so that you can reach to an escape ladder at the end of the floor.

  169. erikvonerik | 10:37 pm |

    if you can “brake” through walls, you probably would not need fear any emergency!

  170. Quested | 6:39 pm |

    Sign from the COOL AID universe

  171. Midas | 8:43 am |

    So use your head!

  172. Murilo Silva | 12:18 pm |

    You do I have to brake the wall? It’s not gonna ram onto me in case of emergency, is it?

  173. Camthalion | 8:18 am |

    Who do you think I am, Chuck Norris?

  174. The_guy_gin | 12:03 pm |

    Brake this wall… not that wall

  175. chieromancer | 5:25 pm |

    Brought to you by Toyota.

  176. iM CRAZY!! | 9:01 pm |

    Great! Now I have 3rd degree burns AND broken hands!

  177. Rylan Flautzinator | 12:31 am |

    its alot easier when you have those chinese hand grenades lying around.

  178. manmade | 2:10 pm |

    I guess they found this sign at Chuck Norris’ place.

  179. Lala | 1:16 am |

    I’ll take you with my truck…are u ready???

  180. - | 8:43 am |

    dynamite not included

  181. Hades | 9:02 pm |

    ermm… normal drum brakes or disc brakes?

  182. Tom | 3:30 pm |

    What if my emergency is; that my brakes are out?!?

  183. dandan | 11:19 am |

    If you are unable to perform this function, a flight attendant will find you another seat.

  184. Anonomous douche | 12:00 pm |

    Chuck Norris wrote the sign as a reminder to himself, because Chuck Norris’s house has no doors or windows, just these signs were they would go.

  185. Anonomous douche | 12:02 pm |

    But you’re better off not because in case you forgot, you’re on the 10th floor

  186. Najmi | 11:38 pm |

    use the sign to break the wall, please be careful to not to break the sign

  187. John | 8:41 pm |

    Stop that wall!

  188. amoeba | 8:54 pm |

    this calls for powerthirst

  189. oxfordrebel | 3:21 pm |

    …oh, and good luck. 😉

  190. Hussein | 12:39 pm |

    How come some of the words begin with capital letters and others don’t?
    Isn’t that grammatically incorrect?

  191. loserbeep | 3:09 am |

    And I thought the door beside this wall would be a better emergency exit…

  192. tom | 11:39 pm |

    The walls are actually made brittle so you can escape through the next door if u need to

  193. tom | 11:42 pm |

    These walls are actually made brittle so you can break them easily….they connect the balconies of adjacent rooms of an apartment complex so you can escape through your neighbor’s house in case of emergency

  194. rob | 5:13 pm |

    Or use the hand grenade either.

  195. Some guy | 10:41 am |

    hit the emergency break!

  196. hihihi | 7:18 pm |

    running into it aint gonna work

  197. takatomon | 11:01 am |

    they keep waiting and waiting and waiting and jim morrison never shows up for the concert

  198. rej | 10:05 pm |

    “… and if you cannot do so, read our booklet “learn kung fu in 5 minutes” contains teachings of bruce lee,

  199. Long Tom | 9:50 pm |

    Made me think of the scene in “Superman 2″ where the three supervillains smash their was through the walls of The Daily Planet to get to the editor’s office.

  200. stephan | 5:33 pm |

    Now all we need is one of them hand greneades……. that would help

  201. Sharisa | 3:53 pm |

    If wall dont break, use door

  202. Riamu | 1:06 am |

    My old apartment building in Yokohama had a similar sign on the walls separating our balconies. The sign is literal… the walls where these signs are posted are fragile enough to easily break with minimal force, so if there is a fire and you need to get out when the door is not an option, it is the proper route. This really doesn’t qualify as “engrish” because it is accurate.

  203. Tim | 5:49 am |

    Time for some martial arts.

  204. Gerson | 1:58 am |

    “Just use epic Asian martial arts kick “

  205. jorge | 1:03 pm |

    Now I understand the Hand Grenade sign

  206. Erna | 7:31 am |

    I’d rather jump out of the building than brake that wall.

  207. Eric | 6:10 pm |

    Notice: Don’t forget to say OH YEAH!!!! as you smash thru…

  208. Vyyn Skylinger | 11:09 pm |

    Wait, wouldn’t it cost MORE to replace the wall every time than instead, build a reusable emergency escape?

  209. Biff the Understudy | 12:06 pm |

    So that’s why the elevator music is all Fink Floyd.

  210. Lillipup | 3:54 pm |

    B-but there’s no brake pedal! :(

  211. epicak | 11:58 pm |

    Person stuck in saying, “DAMNIT! I DON’T HAVE MY AXE AND I FORGOT MY KARATE SKILLS! UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!”

  212. Rocky | 11:02 am |

    hasn’t anyone noticed it said “Brake” the wall instead of “Break”? What a pity they didn’t say “Bake” …

  213. LK | 10:53 am |

    It’s an emergency exit for the Kool-Aid Man.

  214. Roadkill | 7:30 pm |

    If you can’t brake the wall you can always try speeding

  215. Thumper | 6:30 pm |

    Is this in the superheroes office or something?

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