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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Signs, Signs #9



This is the entrance door to a small countryside grocery store in Norway.

The norwegian word for "pull" is "dra".  
But by adding a "g" to it, 
a very old fashioned version of the word is used. 

However, wouldn't an english speaking person be 
curious as to what kind of establishment this was? :-)




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15 comments:

texwisgirl said...

Laughing out loud!!! :)

ρομπερτ said...

Great find indeed.

May you have wonderful doors ahead throughout the week.

daily athens

Joy said...

Us English speakers are easily confused. Funny.

Lesley said...

as Joy says, easily confused!

ewok1993 said...

I learned a new word today. Thanks.

MarieElizabeth said...

Curiosity would have me going inside to find out!

Lynette Killam said...

Love this door! No doubt I would stand there for a few puzzled moments before proceeding...LOL. Great shot!

Lynette
Imagination Lane

Marvin said...

The conventional meaning of pull and drag are close enough, I might have been able to puzzle it out when posted on a door -- maybe, but maybe not.

Greyscale Territory said...

Amazing what a sign in translation can produce! Fascinating find!

Andy said...

It sure would confuse a lot of people that only speak english. In this case it could be very funny..

VioletSky said...

I would have thought it was a strange translation, at first. now I wonder what is the Norwegian for 'push'?

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Ah yea, I would be very confused by the sign.

RedPat said...

I think I would have thought that they were being funny!

My garden haven said...

Haha, interesting sign.
I have just become a follower of your blog. Your shnauzer looks so much like mine.
Rosie

nprimopiano said...

hyhahah...that's funny!

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