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Weird sign posts in Switzerland

Well, I am rather pleased with myself. I have managed to get myself published, albeit just my name, in the Telgraph.

I submitted a strange sign post I came across in Zurich Oberland, not far from my house, in the 'Sign Language' picture gallery.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/pi....html?image=12

This week it was published!!

Anyone else come across strange signs in Switzerland???
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Old 27.08.2011, 13:15
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Re: Weird sign posts in Switzerland

I used to think it hilarious that restaurants regularly post their specials of the day as "Tageshit" (Hit of the day)....The Swiss just don't get how that could be amusing to an English speaker, so I now suppress any snicker when I see that sign.
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There used to be a Swiss construction company specializing in drilling deep holes at construction sites. They would happily advertise their company name on big signs that read "Swissboring".
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Hey, that company still exists!
http://www.swissboring.com/
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/67541177@N00/2333719380/
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I pass almost daily by the buildings of a company called TRANSEX ...
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One of these days I'm going to find out exactly what Migros' Pain Surprise actually consists of...
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I used to think it hilarious that restaurants regularly post their specials of the day as "Tageshit" (Hit of the day)....The Swiss just don't get how that could be amusing to an English speaker, so I now suppress any snicker when I see that sign.
I can second that. On my first trip to Switzerland some 30 years ago, on the first day, I went to the company canteen in Zurich for lunch with some Swiss colleagues and saw Tageshit. They couldn't understand that silly smirk on my face all through that lunch and beyond


It was the same story with Einfahrt and Ausfahrt.
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Of course is goes both ways! My favourites when I first went to live in the UK were 'heavy plant crossing' () and 'free erection' (in front of a place selling garden sheds).

And of course- one of the top favourites with all my visiting French students was at my local garage 'AIR CON £69' - they all had their picture taken there, pulling the most amazing faces, insisting they could have that anyday for free (j'ai l'air con = I look like a tw*t). My UK students of course always spotted the 'Wankdorf' sign on our way to our ski trip in Torgon every year! They loved the 'farting tunnels' too (covered areas where you could go through to get your skis waxed) - and of course the 'PET' bins, which they thought was very cruel.
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Re: Weird sign posts in Switzerland

There's also Garage Asscar in Zürich.
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When we were looking for a house in Dorset (UK), we had too remove Furze Hill from our list of potential areas as no one in German-speaking Switzerland would be able to believe it...
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Friends fro Australia couldn't work out why they had to pay when it said:
PARKING - FREE
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here is bulle there is an antique store and outside is painted :
Antique hores (Everytime a little chuckle (yes i know it isnt spelledlike that))
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Well, I am rather pleased with myself. I have managed to get myself published, albeit just my name, in the Telgraph.

I submitted a strange sign post I came across in Zurich Oberland, not far from my house, in the 'Sign Language' picture gallery.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/pi....html?image=12

This week it was published!!

Anyone else come across strange signs in Switzerland???
Thats Awesome! Good on ya.

Where I come from people call poop "Bo Bo", so when ever my friends or family come visit they get a kick out of the signs in Zurich advertising "DJ BoBo".... No one can believe its real.

You should submit your pic to:

http://engrish.com/
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Re: Weird sign posts in Switzerland

Not far from Uster there is also a town called Bad Egg!
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You should send that one in lol.
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Not far from Uster there is also a town called Bad Egg!
I think it's a lido in a town called Egg. The signpost is hilarious, though.
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I think it's a lido in a town called Egg. The signpost is hilarious, though.
Yes your right!! I have family there!!
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Not far from Uster there is also a town called Bad Egg!
Near Baden is Baldegg.
ps well done darkhorsedrea!
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