ausila (ausila) wrote in linguaphiles,
ausila
ausila
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I work in a cafe in San Francisco, and we have a bathroom for customers. Every day droves of tourists from all over pour out of tour buses outside and go straight to the bathroom without buying anything. Annoying!

So I thought of the fun solution of posting a very large notice that would say "RESTROOM IS FOR CUSTOMERS ONLY" in as many languages as I can find translations for. I'm mainly interested in the major world languages (Mandarin, English, Spanish, Russian, French, Hindi/Urdu, Arabic, Portuguese, Bengali, Japanese and German... better throw Korean in there), but since I'm a language freak I would love to see some translations in some of the more obscure languages, especially Irish Gaelic, Welsh, Icelandic, and whatever else you guys are capable of providing.

Think you all can help? Text readable to the native speaker is ideal, but for the sake of academics I would also love transliterations. If you like you can email me image files at ausila [at] aim.com. Keep in mind I will be painting the sign by hand rather than having it printed.

Thanks!!!
Ausila
www.lapsuslinguae.net
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