Humor of Ads in Italian English

Humor of Ads in Italian English is adapted from Mark Twain's book Innocents Abroad (1869):

Blucher's French is bad enough, but it is not much worse than the English one finds in advertisements all over Italy every day.

For instance, observe the printed card of the hotel we shall probably stop at on the shores of Lake Como:

"NOTISH."

"This hotel which the best it is in Italy and most superb, is handsome locate on the best situation of the lake, with the most splendid view near the Villas Melzy, to the King of Belgian, and Serbelloni.

This hotel have recently enlarge, do offer all commodities on moderate price, at the strangers gentlemen who whish spend the seasons on the Lake Come."

How is that, for a specimen?

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