Saturday, November 25, 2006

A real grass-root movement







Since China has updated its environmental policies signs like these are sprouting enormously in public parks all over the country.
Many thanks to Tobi K. from Shanghai 上海 for his wakeful eye!

9Comments:

At 8:18 PM, Blogger Ren wrote ...

i think this translation is mad cute here. well it's an asian thing. we tend to say things in a much cuter way.

 
At 10:36 PM, Blogger Mandy wrote ...

My favorites! :-)

 
At 7:09 AM, Blogger Frank wrote ...

"Don't bother the resting little grass.." this is my personal favourite.

 
At 10:27 AM, Anonymous Al wrote ...

I think that these mistakes are actually treasures. Not only because they amuse you, but also because they provide a view into the way Chinese think. Don't worry that Beijing is cleaning them. There are a lot more in other cities. And the amount is increasing tremendously as other cities become more internationalized. There are a lot for you to add on this Blog. As a Chinese, I wouldn't mind if someday you publish it in books. They may probably sell out.

 
At 12:48 PM, Blogger olr — 纪韶融 wrote ...

Dear Al,

谢谢你让我放心 :).

祝好,

olr.

 
At 6:14 PM, Anonymous luan wrote ...

this is the english in chinese way,just like the no nationals use the chinese in china ,sometimes it,s quite funny,isnt it?

 
At 5:16 AM, Blogger clyser wrote ...

Funny!

 
At 3:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote ...

哈哈哈哈,真是太有意思了!

很多学英文的人对中式英文讳莫如深,避之不及。但愚以为,中式英文何错之有?英文作为全球通用语言,留下世界各地的烙印是非常正常的,普通话在中国各地都有不同的发音,为什么英文就不能有中国英文?现在有越来越多的人开始学习中文,想必中文在全球各地也会有当地的特色,这并非坏事!

所以,我感到,我们应该宽容对待中式英文,当然,如果能学纯正英文,那是再好不过了!

 
At 8:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote ...

The root of problem is that the mainlander chinese government did not / does not use or respect the ancient chinese languages. They use broken chinese like these and try to create more broken english carelessly again.

 

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