List of signs that have been spotted around the world. What's wrong with them?

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Please do not feed the animals.  If you have any suitable food, give it to the guard on duty.

 

Specialist in women and other diseases.

 

If you want condition of warm air in your room, please control yourself.

 

Customer who find our waitresses rude ought to see the manager.

 

Please leave your values at the front desk.

asked Oct 05 '13 at 20:36 TDot New member

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Because of various errors, these sentences have different meanings than what were intended, making them humorous.

 

 Please do not feed the animals.  If you have any suitable food, give it to the guard on duty.

This sounds like you should feed the guard.

 Please do not feed the animals.  If you have any suitable food, give it to the guard on duty for distribution.

 

 

Specialist in women and other diseases.

This says that women are a disease.

Specialist in women's, and other, diseases.

 

If you want condition of warm air in your room, please control yourself.

You should control the air conditioning, not yourself.

If you want to condition the temparature in your room, please control it yourself.

 

Customer who find our waitresses rude ought to see the manager.

This implies that the manager is more rude than the waitresses.

Customer who find our waitresses rude should speak to the manager.

 

Please leave your values at the front desk.

'Values' are like morals.

Please leave your valuables at the front desk.

link comment answered Oct 07 '13 at 11:49 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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