Tag Archives: signs in Berlin

US imports

I’m not sure if it can be categorized as a translation mistake because it looks like the name of this shop was decided upon in English.

Nail salons are relatively few and far between in Berlin; they appear to be an import from the US hence the name:  “The Nails of American” or just “The Nails” for short.


Freitag Fun: Bimbos fruit paradise

Would you buy fruit from a monkey named ‘Bimbo’? It may not be a translation mistake but it is definitely lost in translation. Perhaps this is only funny to me but it certainly got my attention. Found outside of the Jungfernheide S-bahn station in Berlin, May 2009. TGIF…