Wednesday, January 11, 2006

no salah in the penggunaan closet

This sign comes from the Toilets of World website. I guess something gets lost in the translation. In Arabic "Salah" has something to do with prayer or praying. I don't think that the sign is against praying in the john, but it is against putting your feet on the seat. After all, you wouldn't want to fall in and ruin your shoes.


Anonymous said...

Courtney FYI.
First of all the sign is from Indonesia. Salah means mistake...therefore it is wrong to squat on a toilet. Most of the country has squat toilets so a western toilet does present some problems.
Secondly, Arabic for prayer is Shalat.

Courtney said...

thanks for the clarification, I'll double check my sources next time when I try to translate.