Do Not Use Pool. Shark.

Submitted by: Restaurant in Lima, Peru via Oddly Specific

“Pool shark” is an idiom that doesn’t translate well.

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30 Responses to Do Not Use Pool. Shark.

  1. Jack says:

    Pool is closed due to AIDS.

  2. atomic says:

    AY QUE MIEDO…..!!!!!!

  3. atomic says:


  4. Bookmobiler says:

    Well, don’t feed yourself to shark in pool is a little wordy.

  5. >LOL says:

    Because the forgot the . Duh

  6. Seibee says:

    Just a little shark.

  7. Sarge says:

    I don’t speak mexican, so I must assume that this means “Please Don’t Pissca Ina The Poolla.”

    I wholeheartedly agree.

  8. Ay ay ay, no me gusta!

  9. Hapqy says:

    With lasers on their heads?

  10. tehreporter says:

    This is what happens when Bond villians let their henchmen unionize.

  11. Rebecca says:

    So is it supposed to be funny because there is a pool shark, or is it some English slang in there that I was completely unaware of?

  12. Red October says:

    I speak enough spanish to tell you that this simply say “Don’t use pool. Shark.” Since that’s a pool in the background, I have no idea what’s going on here. A “Pool shark” is someone who is good at the game of pool, but since the Spanish is correct and it’s in a native country, I think this is not some weird language gaff but rather an ordinary “oddly specific” sign that just happens to be in Spanish.

    • Hope says:

      I can read it, and I don’t even speak Spanish. (Also, it’s in the title.) It says:

      Do Not Use

    • telecomladyj says:

      ok, I get it… so it’s signed by the shark, then

    • Markle says:

      While I can’t be sure that this is what’s going on here, there’s a piece of pool maintenance equipment called a pool shark. It’s about 2 feet long with jet nozzles and attaches to a flexible hose powered by the pump. It randomly swims around bumping into the side and changing direction and depth. This keeps dirt and leaves and junk suspended till it reaches the deepest part of the pool, making cleanup easier. Since it’s made of hard plastic and moves pretty quickly, getting struck by it is not pleasant. Plus, getting wrapped up in the flexible hose isn’t good either.

  13. kevin says:

    uhh actually it sais do not use pool shark as in the inflatable one

  14. Amy says:

    This is what happens when Bond villians let their henchmen unionize.

  15. carla says:

    no problem if you don’t speak mexican, it’s peruvian!

  16. CL says:

    I think it says “do not use shark pool” in spanish you flip things around. you can’t directly translate

  17. Paco says:

    There’s a period after “Do not use pool.”
    and it seems like they explain why, by saying
    “Shark” to scare off people. XD like that will work. Maybe kids…

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