Sunday, September 30, 2012

Decoding hostel signs in Málaga

At my hostel in Málaga the other week, the following sign was on the wall in my room's bathroom:

My first thoughts when I saw this sign were:
1. The caps is signature Spanish 
2. "INT THE" -- that's a typo
3. "Thank you very much" is translated into Spanish, but the main message is not
4. So, there's a sign up to tell us that we should throw paper into the toilet?  Or did the word "not" accidentally get left off?

I took a closer look:

Oh I get it now.  They just decided to use yellow for the word "NOT" so that it would stand out, and the sign got wet so other yellow ink is splotched right near the word "NOT," making it even more difficult to read.  Yellow was a great color choice.

So I did what I had to do.  I fixed it with the only pen I had:

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