Do you have demurrage for the forbidden one?

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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iLock
iLock
7 years ago

A new day every 12 hours.

Algernon
Algernon
7 years ago

Which 12 is new

Algernon
Algernon
7 years ago

Is the room forbidden or the food

iLock
iLock
7 years ago

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

iLock
iLock
7 years ago

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

jjhitt
jjhitt
7 years ago

Better in the Colca than in the cloaca.

iLock
iLock
7 years ago

Portal 2: Forbidden Peru

Seventy2rd o clock
Seventy2rd o clock
7 years ago

I think the forbidden one must be prohibited

Seventy2rd o clock
Seventy2rd o clock
7 years ago

Mmmm… Coca Colca!

Mr. Wrong
Mr. Wrong
7 years ago

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

Seventy2rd o clock
Seventy2rd o clock
7 years ago

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

Droll not Troll
Droll not Troll
7 years ago

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.

Seventy2rd o clock
Seventy2rd o clock
7 years ago

This forbidden one? It’s a good one!

Droll not Troll
Droll not Troll
7 years ago

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

Big Fat Cat
Big Fat Cat
7 years ago

The Forbidden Ones = The Untouchables

Droll not Troll
Droll not Troll
7 years ago

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

jjhitt
jjhitt
7 years ago

The fleeting gentleman is a fugacious fugitive.

Droll not Troll
Droll not Troll
7 years ago

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

Big Fat Cat
Big Fat Cat
7 years ago

@Droll: Semen not seamen

Pectolatra
Pectolatra
7 years ago

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

Pectolatra
Pectolatra
7 years ago

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

Lora
Lora
7 years ago

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

Biff the Understudy
Biff the Understudy
7 years ago

Who do they mean, Voldemort?

Nonsuch Ned
Nonsuch Ned
7 years ago

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

Someone
Someone
7 years ago

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

tadchem
tadchem
7 years ago

I think they mis-spelled “CLOACA”.

Garst
7 years ago

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

Dervrak
Dervrak
7 years ago

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

Marum
Marum
7 years ago

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

Is that the charge for staying longer than intended?

Marum
Marum
7 years ago

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.

Timo
Timo
7 years ago

At the Colca…colca cabana…

Marum
Marum
7 years ago

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

Marum
Marum
7 years ago

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

Chuck
Chuck
7 years ago

And a new day dawns.
Happy Demurrage, everyone !

Droll not Troll
Droll not Troll
7 years ago

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

Jewels
Jewels
7 years ago

@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…

Casey
Casey
7 years ago

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

Sparky
Sparky
7 years ago

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

Deoxys
Deoxys
7 years ago

I hear Chef Exodia makes excellent portals!

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