18 March, 2010

Signs - the Eilat Edition

Well, my family and I are ending up a fun filled vacation in Eilat. It turns out that if you go on vacation the week before school vacation begins, prices at nice hotels are actually affordable :) Anyway, we're leaving tomorrow morning, and I thought I'd share a few of the things that we found down here. Eilat is really a prime location for bloopers - not a large Anglo community to self-correct, and yet the urge to write a lot of signs in English, in order to appeal to the huge tourist population. Enjoy!

Not so bad, I know. And yet, it's huge and permanent - that makes it funny in my book! Try this one:

I think I liked that one because it was trying to be soooo classy, with it's hoity toity font. Also, it looks kind of like coerce. Dunno.

That's funny, right? We don't eat red meat in our house, so I don't have a lot of experience with this, but isn't it rib-eye steak? Eye steak sounds totally creepy to me. I'm sure the bred makes it taste better, though. Anyway, I've saved the best for last:
This is funny on many levels. Obviously, the spelling is absurd, and here it is, on an important looking building. But even if we get past that, what's the concept here? Is it a police force made up of tourists, like a neighborhood watch? Or are these guys policing tourists only? Either way, I'm giggling.

Stay tuned next week for the rest of my Eilat signs. Have a great weekend, everyone!


Karen said...

There is a creature here called "steak ayin," that's where the translation to "eye steak" came from. I don't know if it's a ribeye, but I doubt it. Usually it's sold frozen and in matching perfectly cut circles with a lot of fat and stuff, and so I stay away from it.

Bubby said...

very funny! actually, laugh-out-loud funny!

Mrs. S. said...

[nods knowledgeably] Yes, most experts agree that the best way to breed pita is from the oven...

Shabbat Shalom!