Do you have demurrage for the forbidden one?

posted on 1 May 2013 in Engrish from Other Countries, Signs

Hi, I’m the forbidden one. Can I prepare you some food?

Photo courtesy of Brent Knowles.
Found in Arequipa, Peru. 

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  1. iLock | 4:02 am |  Vote: Add rating 19  Subtract rating 0  

    A new day every 12 hours.

  2. Algernon | 4:04 am |  Vote: Add rating 7  Subtract rating 0  

    Which 12 is new

  3. Algernon | 4:05 am |  Vote: Add rating 3  Subtract rating 0  

    Is the room forbidden or the food

  4. iLock | 4:07 am |  Vote: Add rating 15  Subtract rating 0  

    Demurrage – Another actual word I learnt from Engrish.com,
    Who’da thunk it.

  5. iLock | 4:08 am |  Vote: Add rating 24  Subtract rating 0  

    The visit of the fleeting gentlemen…that’s what she said.

  6. jjhitt | 4:12 am |  Vote: Add rating 13  Subtract rating 0  

    Better in the Colca than in the cloaca.

  7. iLock | 4:12 am |  Vote: Add rating 8  Subtract rating 0  

    Portal 2: Forbidden Peru

  8. Seventy2rd o clock | 4:17 am |  Vote: Add rating 9  Subtract rating 0  

    I think the forbidden one must be prohibited

  9. Seventy2rd o clock | 4:18 am |  Vote: Add rating 7  Subtract rating 0  

    Mmmm… Coca Colca!

  10. Mr. Wrong | 4:21 am |  Vote: Add rating 13  Subtract rating 2  

    And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, my Forbidden One: go ahead, make my lunch!”

  11. Seventy2rd o clock | 4:21 am |  Vote: Add rating 25  Subtract rating 0  

    – When do you serve lunch?
    – Tomorrow, Sir. In about 15 minutes.

  12. Droll not Troll | 4:22 am |  Vote: Add rating 13  Subtract rating 0  

    As “fleeting” means lasting for a very short time, those gentlemen don’t need to waste time entering the rooms. The rooms will not be satisfied.

  13. Seventy2rd o clock | 4:25 am |  Vote: Add rating 3  Subtract rating 0  

    This forbidden one? It’s a good one!

  14. Droll not Troll | 4:28 am |  Vote: Add rating 3  Subtract rating 0  

    Pleasant demurrage in the colca? So that’s what I’m feeling when I happy!

  15. Big Fat Cat | 4:30 am |  Vote: Add rating 3  Subtract rating 1  

    The Forbidden Ones = The Untouchables

  16. Droll not Troll | 4:31 am |  Vote: Add rating 15  Subtract rating 0  

    Please send the forbidden one to my room. It’s time my others were prepared.

  17. jjhitt | 4:32 am |  Vote: Add rating 2  Subtract rating 0  

    The fleeting gentleman is a fugacious fugitive.

  18. Droll not Troll | 5:19 am |  Vote: Add rating 7  Subtract rating 0  

    Last time the gentlemen of the fleet were in town the reception was full of seamen.

  19. Big Fat Cat | 6:58 am |  Vote: Add rating 2  Subtract rating 2  

    @Droll: Semen not seamen

  20. Pectolatra | 7:50 am |  Vote: Add rating 6  Subtract rating 0  

    “The Forbidden One” sounds like the name of a cheap horror movie.

  21. Pectolatra | 7:51 am |  Vote: Add rating 15  Subtract rating 0  

    On second thought, “The Forbidden One & The Fleeting Gentlemen” sounds like the name of a 1950’s rock band.

  22. Lora | 8:21 am |  Vote: Add rating 6  Subtract rating 0  

    Ahhh, up at the crack of noon, ready to start a new day! …What do you mean “midnight”?!?

  23. Biff the Understudy | 9:26 am |  Vote: Add rating 3  Subtract rating 0  

    Who do they mean, Voldemort?

  24. Nonsuch Ned | 11:04 am |  Vote: Add rating 2  Subtract rating 0  

    Is a “Happy and Pleasant Demurrage in the Colca” anything like a “Happy Ending”?

  25. Someone | 11:24 am |  Vote: Add rating 11  Subtract rating 0  

    Oh forbidden one. I summon thee from thy portal, to prepare me a steak!

  26. tadchem | 11:42 am |  Vote: Add rating 2  Subtract rating 1  

    I think they mis-spelled “CLOACA”.

  27. Garst | 11:52 am |  Vote: Add rating 6  Subtract rating 0  

    I don’t want to be the others in the room.

  28. Dervrak | 12:09 pm |  Vote: Add rating 4  Subtract rating 0  

    Yo room service, send up the forbidden one. I want him to prepare me some food in my room

  29. Marum | 12:48 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    “Demurrage in the colca??”
    Do they mean demurrage in the colon?

    Is that the charge for staying longer than intended?

  30. Marum | 12:57 pm |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    Ah yes. Cloaca. That works for both sexes.

    Therefore it is an extra charge for staying in longer than contracted for.

    In Pidgin English a word for ‘prostitute” is “wantimi” You do it once you get charged wantimi. You do it twice you get charged tuatimi. That accounts for the demurrage.

    The fleeting gentleman must have come back several times.

  31. Timo | 2:57 pm |  Vote: Add rating 4  Subtract rating 0  

    At the Colca…colca cabana…

  32. Marum | 3:38 pm |  Vote: Add rating 2  Subtract rating 1  

    Madame. There is a penalty/demurrage charge on your bill, for having had the forbidden gentleman stay too long in your cloaca

  33. Marum | 5:28 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 1  

    Maybe “cloaca” is where the word “clacker” comes from.

  34. Chuck | 5:47 pm |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    And a new day dawns.
    Happy Demurrage, everyone !

  35. Droll not Troll | 10:20 pm |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    @Big Fat Cat: You got my meaning. If there was an edit button I would put parentheses around the “a”.

  36. Jewels | 1:20 am |  Vote: Add rating 4  Subtract rating 0  

    @Droll & @Big Fat Cat: actually “seamen” is inadvertently appropriate in this case as the meaning of ‘demurrage’ is over-staying at a sea-port. So “seamen” or “semen” would both be correct after all…

  37. Casey | 9:05 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    #9 Made me chuckle. For me a new day begins at happy hour.

  38. Sparky | 8:37 pm |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    The forbidden one is better than the forbidden two..three..four and so on. Just stay with what you no(sic)

  39. Deoxys | 7:57 pm |  Vote: Add rating 2  Subtract rating 0  

    I hear Chef Exodia makes excellent portals!

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