Thanks to Guitar Hero for pointing this PDF out to me. It’s a real document, and can be downloaded from … look at the bottom left … it’s the doc called “Driving Tips from a 1962 Honda Publication.”

It’s just too funny not to share. I LOVE that first sentence in point #5. Good advice to always watch out for the ‘skid demon‘. (I think I may have the title to a new paranormal.)

1962 Safety Rules from Honda
Taken from a 1962 Honda Motor Cycle Instruction Book. Translated by
Honda for the American Motorcycle Rider

1. At the rise of the hand by Policeman, stop rapidly. Do not pass him by or otherwise disrespect him.

2. When a passenger of the foot, hooves in sight, tootel the horn trumpet melodiously at first. If he still obstacles your passage, tootel him with vigor and express by word of mouth, warning Hi, Hi.

3. Beware of the wandering horse that he shall not take fright as you pass him. Do not explode the exhaust box at him. Go smoothingly by.

4. Give big space to the festive dog that makes sport in roadway. Avoid entanglement of dog with wheel spokes.

5. Go soothingly on the grease mud, as there lurks the skid demon. Press the brake foot as you roll around the corners, and save the collapse and tie up.

Found in Translation
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5 thoughts on “Found in Translation

  • October 23, 2008 at 9:40 am

    LOL! That tooteling him sounded so dirty.

  • October 23, 2008 at 9:42 am

    Yeah, that’s Guitar Hero’s favorite part too.

  • October 23, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    wow, those are something

  • October 23, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    OMG! *snorts* *LOL* I have to send this to my bff’s DH. He’s gonna pee in his pants!

  • October 23, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    LOL – I loved the bit about the horse and the tootels as well. So if I have questions about bikes I can come to you? I gave one of my heroines a bike and now I want to do a sequel…

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