Say What?? Travel Photo: Bike Rental

It’s not so often that one spots a translated sign that is a complete and utter failure in every possible way. I mean, sometimes it’s a grammatical problem; others, it’s a nonsensical problem. But in this case, it makes perfect sense! It’s just spelled wrong….very, very wrong!

And so, I present to you a sign that was spotted in the Chinese city of Dali… Drum roll, please!

"Bick to Let"

“Bick.” “Bike.” Same, same, right?

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4 Responses to Say What?? Travel Photo: Bike Rental

  1. Acceleratedstall June 5, 2011 at 9:04 pm #

    Same, same for sure. I’ve seen turquoise blue water (redundant phrasing to begin with) spelled out in a tour company brochure as turkeys blue and crispy spring rolls listed as crospy spring rolls. Down to a lack of proof reading I guess.

    Still fun and you ended up with a great photo with this one.

    • Aaron June 7, 2011 at 2:06 am #

      Ah the joys of mangled English. Sadly, the fact that English so complicated really doesn’t help the situation! Love the “crospy” spring rolls!

  2. Rease June 7, 2011 at 6:13 pm #

    haha this is fantastic. I love badly translated signs.

    • Aaron June 7, 2011 at 7:15 pm #

      Me too! 🙂

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