eating carpet

Old Jan 29, 18, 1:45 pm
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eating carpet

source: SkyscraperCity - View Single Post - Kolkata | Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport | CCU
Apparently at CCU (Kolkata airport)
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Old Jan 29, 18, 11:22 pm
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this picture has been doing the rounds on whatsapp for the last few weeks....
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Old Feb 27, 18, 6:48 am
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Could be Goa as well, I think I've seen a similar sign there. is offline  
Old Feb 27, 18, 8:51 am
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LOL Apparently that has sexual connotations (which were obviously lost on me haha).

From this site: the correct translation should be "Sitting and eating on the carpet is prohibited."

I was worried carpet was a local delicacy!
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Old Feb 27, 18, 10:25 am
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My Hindi friend let me know that it should say "Eating on the floor is prohibited".

I guess two centuries of British English classes haven't always helped the government caste.

Glad that there is a logical explanation.
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