Don’t kill the messenger–turn off the breaker

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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Algernon
Algernon
8 years ago

I’m stuck, what should I do.

Eccekio
Eccekio
8 years ago

What task do you require of me Aiumi?

Eccekio
Eccekio
8 years ago

You will be severely tossed off.

Eccekio
Eccekio
8 years ago

OK Aiumi I will be your slave for a week.

Eccekio
Eccekio
8 years ago

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

Silly Uncle Willy
8 years ago

What’s that stain?

Stopchicks
Stopchicks
8 years ago

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

Bill Gates
Bill Gates
8 years ago

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.

mickeygreeneyes
mickeygreeneyes
8 years ago

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!

mickeygreeneyes
mickeygreeneyes
8 years ago

Yo, yo yo! Adhere to THIS, MOFO!

mickeygreeneyes
mickeygreeneyes
8 years ago

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

FatKenney
FatKenney
8 years ago

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.

FatKenney
FatKenney
8 years ago

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

Chris
Chris
8 years ago

Just pull the plug.

coffeebot
8 years ago

the switch says the plug did it

jjhitt
jjhitt
8 years ago

The sign can’t adhere to the wall.

jjhitt
jjhitt
8 years ago

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

Sam
Sam
8 years ago

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

Brian
8 years ago

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).

Eccekio
Eccekio
8 years ago

In Task the task tasks you.

Eccekio
Eccekio
8 years ago

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

Eccekio
Eccekio
8 years ago

Beware of Klingons.

Eccekio
Eccekio
8 years ago

Beware of cling-ons Mr. Spock.

Charles
Charles
8 years ago

Just by the way, the switch is actually off…

Seventy2rd o clock
Seventy2rd o clock
8 years ago

What if it’s already off?

A Non-Y Mouse
A Non-Y Mouse
8 years ago

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

Wile E. Coyote Super Genius

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

oat ynot
oat ynot
8 years ago

the face below the sigh is so right……

sparky
sparky
8 years ago

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.

Myself
4 years ago

“And how it whispered ‘Oh, adhere to me / For we are bound by symmetry’…”
-The Decemberists’ song-ification of this sign

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