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Lost in Translation… Funny street signs in Uganda

 

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During my time in Uganda, I came across a lot of misleading or unintentionally amusing street signs or public notices. From bizarre slogans emblazoned on public transport to weird religious slogans scrawled on buildings. Often the signs, warnings and mottos got horribly lost in translation. I began to photograph some of the most amusing ones. Here are the results…

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Need a taxi? Try Jesus. Street sign nailed to a tree in Mengo, Western Kampala.

Clean Loo? You should be so lucky. Enormous (and misleading) sign spotted in Kalita bus depot near the old taxi rank.

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#thirdworldproblems #killermangoes #wishmangoesfellfromtreesinlondon

#thirdworldproblems #killermangoes #wishmangoesfellfromtreesinlondon

 

Pliz, learn to spell properly! Sign spotted outside Mengo Hospital's main entrance.

Pliz, learn to spell properly! Sign spotted outside Mengo Hospital’s main entrance.

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Wise words. I always try to avoid lonely places. Makes me sad. (Spotted by my friend Martha Parsons)

Wise words. I always try to avoid lonely places. Makes me sad. (Spotted by my friend Martha Parsons)

Flashing is encouraged in Uganda's public toilets

Flashing is encouraged in Uganda’s public toilets

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