Don’t kill the messenger–turn off the breaker

posted on 1 Jan 2012 in Engrish from Other Countries, Signs

Sorry, thought it was the kill switch…

Photo courtesy of Shari Watson.
Sign above a switchable electrical outlet in Nadi Int’l Airport, Fiji.

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  1. Algernon | 4:10 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    I’m stuck, what should I do.

  2. Eccekio | 5:56 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    What task do you require of me Aiumi?

  3. Eccekio | 5:57 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    You will be severely tossed off.

  4. Eccekio | 5:59 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    OK Aiumi I will be your slave for a week.

  5. Eccekio | 6:01 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    Not only will you be taken to task, but you will be the house-slave of our S & M Mistress for a week.

  6. Silly Uncle Willy | 6:46 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    What’s that stain?

  7. Stopchicks | 7:22 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    Gimme the crazy glue; I don’t want to be taken to task.

  8. Bill Gates | 7:39 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Looks like a country of scofflaws. There’s not a single person adhering to that sign. Mind you, there’s not a lot of space.

  9. mickeygreeneyes | 7:46 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    I assume you mean Task, South Dakota, a place I would never go back to. Not even a 7-11 or a Taco Bell. Sheeeesh!

  10. mickeygreeneyes | 7:47 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Yo, yo yo! Adhere to THIS, MOFO!

  11. mickeygreeneyes | 7:49 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    It adheres to the sign or it gets the, uhhhh, what was it again? The toes, the nose, the rose? Sorry, can’t remember.

  12. FatKenney | 7:52 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    So I said to the lady at the ticket counter “Excuse me, I think someone’s offed your switch. Do you think maybe you and me can get it on?” That’s when she started hitting me with the courtesy phone, officer.

  13. FatKenney | 7:54 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    “What task?” you might be wondering. Why, the task of turning the switch back on, of course.

  14. Chris | 8:24 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Just pull the plug.

  15. coffeebot | 8:56 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    the switch says the plug did it

  16. jjhitt | 11:05 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    The sign can’t adhere to the wall.

  17. jjhitt | 11:15 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    “Off with his switch!” — Queen of Tasks.

  18. Sam | 12:13 pm |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    Oh no! Not to task! anything thing but task!

  19. Brian | 1:52 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Got to suspect that, when the sign was put up, something was plugged into that outlet. (All that switch would do is turn the outlet off).

  20. Eccekio | 4:34 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    In Task the task tasks you.

  21. Eccekio | 6:08 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    As far as adhering goes. YOU CAN STICK YOUR SIGN!

  22. Eccekio | 6:29 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Beware of Klingons.

  23. Eccekio | 6:31 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Beware of cling-ons Mr. Spock.

  24. Charles | 2:03 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    Just by the way, the switch is actually off…

  25. Seventy2rd o clock | 6:06 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    What if it’s already off?

  26. A Non-Y Mouse | 5:22 pm |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    That’s a real nice sign you got there. Be a real shame if something were to happen to it.

  27. Wile E. Coyote Super Genius | 12:43 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    Actually, except for the missing verb, the English is good … I just never before had a sign threaten me with a stern reprimand.

  28. oat ynot | 5:46 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    the face below the sigh is so right……

  29. sparky | 9:56 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    This is for the main power grid at Nadi airport. Trust me, I thought it was funny too- so i offed the switch and didn’t adhere myself to the sign. They didn’t care as much about the dead switch as much as not gluing myself to the damned sign. The task was to eat a 55 gallon drum of figi pudding for the holidays. it wasn’t pretty. BE WARNED. think about it.

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