Monday, June 26, 2006

Point and counterpoint

When traveling in East Asia, it is easy to make fun of the mistranslated signs and the oddly named stores. (There is, in fact, a whole website devoted to just that: see a few examples here, here and here, out of several hundreds.)

Anyways, when we use Chinese characters in the West, the joke is on us.


  1. Blogger ChinaLawBlog
    7/04/2006 07:47:00 AM

    Great post. I think about the ridiculous tatoos every time I see a site going after the Chinese for their Chinglish


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