SIgns & Slogans

Signs (and other written materials) that caught my eye or made me laugh.  I will keep adding to this page as I find other examples.

Obama pens!

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A friend in the southern city of Korca found this package of napkins in a local store..

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It’s common to see slogans on t-shirts that don’t quite make sense or that convey an unintended meaning.  This one does both.
In Kavaja…

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I saw this bottle of cooking oil in a small restaurant in Split, Croatia…

 

On the ground floor of a large apartment complex near my house.

 

Take a close look at this bag from a gift shop.

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“Sibuej” is pronounced “Subway” in Albanian.  Note the arrow on the S.

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A dental clinic on my street.

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No longer in business, but I hear there are other outlets in other cities.

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4 thoughts

  1. Sue,

    Thanks for sharing. From prior posts I had inferred that the language was not anglicized, but maybe I am wrong; alternatively, maybe more of our language is derived from the Albanian language! Gather all is well if you are smiling and laughing.

    Tom

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    1. The language uses the Roman alphabet, but some letters are pronounced differently (eg, “j” is pronounced like “y”; “c” is pronounced like “ts”) and some letters are combinations of letters (eg, “gj” is like the “g” in “george”; there’s an “sh” etc).

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    1. Have I got a surprise for you (and the others)!! Yes, the AFC place is gone, but what has replaced it may be the best pizza in all of Tirana, if not Albania. I am going there tomorrow night to check out if it’s the same pizza I had at an event last week. If so, I planned to post the info to our FB page. Stay tuned…

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