Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year! 2009

Well, it's New Years Eve and we're all getting ready to celebrate bringing in the new year. 2009! Some will stay home and others will enjoy a party with friends. Please do not drink & drive. And always remember to "slip carefully" after drinking too much champagne.

Happy New Year to you, our friends!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

In Case Your Wondering....

I think you can find a tour guide here. And feel free to ask them as many questions as you like.

Is it just me or are a lot of these signs just hard to understand!? Well, look at the bright side...it gives us a lot of 'Funny English' to write about!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Recharging Station for Phones???


Or is this a place where bad cell phones go to get electrocuted?

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Unclear Store Signs

So, you're in China and need your name written in Chinese. Where do you go? Well, to a professional translator of course. However, when the local professionals have store front signs reading "Write The Name", you may never know they offer translating services. You see, the sign reads "Write the Name", which sounds like they want YOU, the customer, to do the translating...

Friday, December 26, 2008

The Daily Special?

Is this the daily special for a restaurant? No! It's on the menu every day of the week! I'm sure customers avoid this entree!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

No Thanks, I'm Not THAT Hungry!

I've heard of high-grade steaks and high-grade beef, but puke? Really? Ick.

Monday, December 22, 2008

A Blindfolded Masseuse?

What's next, blindfolded surgeons? I think I will stick with the professionals who watch what they're doing!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Clean up!

This English name is understandable, but I think it is cool:

On a play of words with McDonalds, which means "fast food" to everyone, this fast shower at the train station in Zurich, Switzerland, is called McClean!


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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Fashion Trends...


...for people who don't know a thing about fashion!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Not typical food for me!


I know what typical fast food is here in the US, but in China? What would I find here?


Sunday, December 14, 2008

Frontispiece?




The arrow makes the meaning clear!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Topless




For the topless beaches, we have topless crabs!

Friday, December 12, 2008

For big and tall....




For large and tall men: Whale Clothing

Thursday, December 11, 2008

How to complain


My wife's phone is a complaining telephone!


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Just do it!




This one is actually quite cute! "Just do eeeet!" as a Frenchman would say it.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Which way is up on this sign?



It looks like this sign is normally posted rotated to the right, making the English hard to read...  and I certainly don't know what it means!




Monday, December 1, 2008

No idea...

Again, I have no idea what this is trying to communicate...

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Signs for well priced signs.




I want to buy one of these signs, and the are well priced!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Recycling?




I don't even know what this means... recyling?

Friday, November 28, 2008

Mayhem!





Go here if there is chaos!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Don't forget




Don't forget whatever it was you were about to forget!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Dinner together?




This poor family of chicken was sauteed together. :-(

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

It is nice to live!




This sign points out the reason not to walk across train tracks: it is nice to live!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Rest room




If you need a bathroom, they are welcoming!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

A violent toystore




My sons love violent games. They would love it here!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Tea in Space




I hope I don't have to take a rocketship to try this tea.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Fire Safety


Who say's New York City firefighters are the best? These guys keep the whole world safe!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

On a diet?


If you're on a diet and looking for work, maybe they can help!

Actually, I'm not sure what this is supposed to mean....

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Try negotiating here!




No unreal discounts!

Monday, November 10, 2008

I will not eat that!


Who knows what "puke" means in English slang?

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Here is one



--
Di Hill
Zhejiang Yuexiu University of Foreign Languages, Shaoxing, China.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

funny one


Well this is a sign to make us wonder !
Does it try to convince us of the quality of the medicine
sold there?

(Not posted by yappr. I just fixed the image.)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Need a toilet?

I know it is a toilet, but for who?

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

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Friday, October 31, 2008

Toilet Instructions

This one is hard to figure out!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

funny signs translated into English

Dear Patrick, here are few of the funny signs I have encountered while browsing the net.

I went to Google search -images-funny signs translated into English...
Will try  and add few each time, when I can.
Best wishes
Djinnga





























Funny English news report


CNN discussed China's attemps to clean up Funny English prior to the Olympics.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Great Marketing

The name of this store is accurate!

Shocking!

How would you correct this sign?

Unhealthy English!

How would you re-write this sign?

Protecting Nature

How would you correct this sign?