Sunday, September 10, 2006
Lost In Translation

I was reading the Beijing newspaper today and saw this headline:
(roughly translated) For the 2008 Olympiad: Beijing pitches in to clean up Chinglish.

Anyone who has ever been to Beijing, or any part of China for that matter, has seen any number of incorrectly translated English signs. The article continued (translated), "Campaign organizers have asked residents to look out for erroneous English signage in their local areas and send in examples."

Well, for those of you who have never been to China, and to do my part for the Beijing Olympic Organizing Committee:

For those of you who can't read it, that last line says, "The tartness can't be protruded out of the staircase."
So great.

Hey kids, learning Chinglish is fun!
posted by Rachel @ 9:09 PM  
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