“Diesel Fuel in Arabic”?!

This is too funny to be true!  A contract company in Egypt was asked to put “Diesel Fuel” and “No Smoking” IN ARABIC on a line of fuel-tankers.  This is the final product:







HA! HA! Priceless! 🙂 Talk about “lost in translation” or following something so literally that you miss the entire point!  And if you think I’m making this up, check out the source here at The Guardian in the UK.


22 responses to ““Diesel Fuel in Arabic”?!

  1. Oh my gosh, Andy!! I burst out laughing when I saw this. HILARIOUS!!!

  2. Do you mind if I Reblog this?

  3. Reblogged this on a nomad in the land of nizwa and commented:
    Here’s a hilarious post from my fellow blogger in Oman: Andy in Oman!

  4. They haven’t even spelt Arabic correctly either.

  5. hodgepodge4thesoul

    Well, can’t say they didn’t follow directions; it does say no smoking in arabic. I can’t stop laughing…thanks for posting this. 😀

  6. hodgepodge4thesoul

    Reblogged this on Hodgepodge 4 the Soul and commented:
    This really should be on Anderson Cooper’s Ridiculist! Just read, you’ll see what I mean 😉

  7. Andy, you are late :). I published this on 7 February (and I am still laughing).

    • Wow! So you did! Looks like you beat me to it! 😉 I had this on my favorites a LONG time ago but was reminded of this funny story today on a friend’s facebook page.

  8. Brilliant! It reminds me of this from a few years ago: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7702913.stm

  9. Talk about your random funny! That’s a classic! Great find!

  10. I think it’s cute.

    Arabic is phonetic so spelling in English is totally bizarre to most. As Arabic grammer is for me.

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