Monthly Archives: November 2011

Slipping In Some Slipped Chinglish

I’ve slipped in some Chinglish and now y’all are all slipped! Probably this sign carries a bit of “wishful thinking” in that it “wishes” upon those who read it — a quick slip — so that you’re on the floor reading this. … Continue reading

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No Push, No Pull, Yes Chinglish…!?

OK, then get me out of here! I’m stuck… in a place where I can neither pull nor push a — freakin’ door! This bit of classical Chinglish finds itself on a folding door. It’s unique in that it can’t be … Continue reading

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Self-Servicing Yourself to Some Italian Chinglish Tickets…

Un po’ d’italiano here in the city of the West Lake, Hangzhou — the Self-servico Ticket Office… Trouble is, for the average expat without a second-generation PRC ID card, these machines in that office laden with Chinglish are — well, just … Continue reading

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Yes-sir-ee… It’s THE Toilet. THE Chinglish Toilet…

There can only be one Presidential Palace in the whole of China — even if it belongs to a former regime on the mainland. And in that vein, there can only be one toilet in that very same palace. Right? … Continue reading

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Tlatform? Flatform? Railway Station Chinglish Fall Flat on Its Face…

This fair bit of Chinglish is from Yuquan, just southeast of Harbin, in a part of Heilongjiang where I am sure there is no living expat. And yet they insist on sticking some English at the train station. OK, that … Continue reading

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Heilongjiang’s Model of Civilized Chinglish Windows…?

To Heilongjiang, an uncivilized window would be one where it’d be dirty, rotten, smashed, and full of obnoxious Chinglish. Either that, or… At times, the Chinglish here can just be amazing. If all you are reduced to doing in the … Continue reading

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Carrefour Chinglish: What A Laughathon!

My wife and I had a field day during our first Carrefour adventure. The Chinglish was just awesome. Let’s just go through a few… Check Points: Null problemo… Good condition of the window: OK, like no scratches or stuff… Trolley … Continue reading

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Ramping Slowly to the Tune of… Chinglish

To do Chinglish right in a car park, not only do you have to roll up the ramp slowly, but you also have to — ramp slowly. As in — make the ramp thingy a verb… Either that, or it probably means … Continue reading

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Vaguelish: “Vegetable”… OK, Which Kind?

Uhh, yeah… and while I might have sympathies for those who unfortunately are vision impaired, at least I can fully well see that this thing that the label’s clinging onto is a vegetable. It doesn’t look like anything else. Like, … Continue reading

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Beijing Chinglish for an Audience of “Foreignets”…

The cartoon police has dictated that the three things in blue type are prohibited! The language police has also decreed that the presence of obnoxious Chinglish ought to be prohibited! When the cops mix the expatriates with magnets — foreignets — … Continue reading

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