Weekly Photo Challenge: Wrong

Wrong. As in, “there’s something wrong here”.   Maybe the “wrong” in your picture is obvious, or maybe it’s quite subtle and takes a deeper look to notice – help your readers to understand what’s “wrong” in your picture.

Share a picture that means WRONG to you!

It was so WRONG of this person to park like this, leaving me with about an inch to try to get in my car! I had to enter in the passenger’s seat!  I could only guess as to what that “A” on the license plate stands for.  I could write an entire blog just of pics and stories of wrong parking and driving here in the Sultanate!

I thought this sign was odd and possibly wrong the first time I saw it.  It is found on a wide and long stretch of highway near Mussannah, Oman.  If you think it’s a warning that an airplane might land on the road, you might not be entirely wrong.  It means “Beware of low flying aircraft”. It later made sense when I realized that it’s located on the stretch of highway near Mussannah Airforce Base!  😉

Can you catch what’s wrong here on this sign located on the entrance of a mosque in Rustaq?

I know there’s nothing “technically wrong” with this sign, but it just seems wrong to me no matter how hard someone tries to explain it to me. No disrespect intended-just my opinion.

This sign is located near a hot spring and I think this wrong translation is trying to tell people not to wash their cars in that location.

If you enjoy locating things that seem wrong or “just not right|, you’ll enjoy this gentleman’s experience in the Middle East and Africa as he captures things on his blog that are “Not Quite Right”.


13 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Wrong

  1. Great set of wrongs here, Andy! I always love the translation error wrongs!

    • Glad you enjoyed them, Cathy. The wicked sense of humor (plus critical eye) of overseas English teachers, huh?! 😉

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  3. That last sign’s too funny!! xD In my head I can hear someone going ‘this sign so strong….. it prevents the cars from being washed. Single handedly ‘ .

  4. Andy, how do i post a photo in response to your ‘wrong’ replies?

    • Hi, Kerry-Lynn!
      Sorry for being too busy to get back to you. If you want to post any photos for the photo challenge, just sign up to the wordpress weekly photo challenge (click on the link I posted there first) and they’ll let you know the new challenge each Friday. People don’t really post “in response” to anothers post. They simply share their interpretations of the challenge. Try it out. I’m sure you’ll love it!

  5. We used to laugh so much at all the ‘wrongs’ in Oman. Especially entertaining were the English translations of shop signs (esp. in Ruwi and Seeb) and of menus in restaurants. We would invariably adopt them as our own, much to the astonishment of others who weren’t ‘in’ on our joke. Happy days. Is FF Arts still in Ruwi? We collapsed like school kids at that one when we first saw it.

    • inspire1234,
      Part of me fears that they will slowly fix up all the “wrongs” and we’ll lose so many chuckles, but I can’t see that happening anytime soon, haha! There are often “wrongs” so hilarious but so inappropriate for this site – sometimes the funniest of them all… 😉 FF Arts. Haha! Haven’t seen or heard of that one!

  6. I tell you rightly 😉 translations is so not wrong! 😀 At times, its just so difficult to translate and I am sure the native speakers will understand the meaning correctly! haha Have a wonderful Eid Mubarak holiday!

    • Alice,
      Thanks for stopping in and commenting. It must be quite difficult to translate some things into English. I get that…but people really should consult a native speaker or two before making official signs. Maybe this is some ingenious strategy by the Ministry of Tourism to get more tourists out in the countryside looking for funny signs! 😉 I hope you’re enjoying your time off as well! All the best!

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