Hilarious English Words in Japan

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Nov 2, 2014 11:35
I encountered an article about hilarious English words that you can find in Japan.

The writer said about the sentence; "Today is under construction," which he found at Nijo Castle in Kyoto.
Since my mother tongue is Japanese, I can guess that something is under construction.
However, he said it's strange for English speaking people.
Moreover they don't use "construction" but "maintenance" when a waterfall in the outer garden.
His explanation why Japanese people translate "本日は工事中です” into "Today is under construction" is really interesting.
The translator should have had the sentence corrected on this Lang-8.