Friday, April 27, 2012

One for my fellow dinosaurs

I don't know about where you live, but in this country many motels have notices asking guests not to cook any strong-smelling foods such as curries and seafood dishes which the following day's occupants might find overpowering.

I'm used to these by now; they're a great source of euphemisms - but I didn't really expect to learn any new words from them.


  1. I always thought it was "odoriferous." Hmmmm....

    I once saw a sign in a bathroom of a hotel in China whereon there was a delightful spelling error that gave the sign a humorous and unintended meaning. The sign read " Expandable items will not be replaced until they are used up." Of course, they meant "expendable," but I did ponder the idea of trying to use up something that kept getting bigger. :)

  2. Don't be selfish,
    Don't cook your shellfish!
    Lest other guests rue
    The things you do.

  3. I always have to smile when people put endings like, thank you for understanding...when so many often clearly don't, or won't just because you told them to! Like Max and all those customers who can read the trash sign, but clearly don't care! It drives him so crazy!

  4. That sounds like an Open University word.... oh except that would be Odorizational ;-)

  5. Big smiles here. I love it. I am going to have to find a way to work it into conversations. Thanks for expanding my vocabulary.

  6. Thought you'd like it! It kept making me chuckle every time I glanced at the sign.

  7. ha! i love when people post signs with NEW words!
    sam would have had to hold me back from correcting that one!

    it kind of makes me think of 'ferocious odors'...


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