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 […]
I don’t know what it is with menus. I mean, with foreigners around, it’s good to provide translations so people know what they’re ordering, right? But see, those translations are where the fun comes in! You might remember that last week, this series featured a menu asking about pizza toppings. Well that very same menu […]
You’re familiar with how pizza works, right? Usually you have several pre-made choices and then are able to add your own toppings. Sounds pretty straightforward, right? Photo Credit Well….this isn’t your ordinary pizza place on the streets 0f Manhattan. No, no…this is pizza in China! You’re probably thinking, “but I’ve never seen pizza on the restaurant at […]
Welcome to Lijiang, the touristy pride of China’s Yunnan province. Visitors come from far away to view the scenic streets of the old town which UNESCO seems fit to declare a World Heritage Site. But as you’re walking around taking pictures, it’s hard not to miss the amusing array of signage that adorn local businesses. […]
Bhutan is a special place. There’s no doubt about that. You see it in the houses, the people, the trucks. Wait, the trucks?? Yes! The trucks! Imports from India, these trucks are so magical that they talk to you! Don’t believe me? Have a look! That’s right! “Blow Horn.” What could be simpler? Just follow […]
The World Expo. When Shanghai hosted last year, China saw it as an opportunity to show the world that they still got it after the glitz and glamour of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. After all, with sites like these, the foreigners were bound to come in droves, right? In fact, to prepare for all those […]
You know what a monopoly is, right? No, I don’t mean the board game! I mean a monopoly in the business world. I can’t say that I spend that much time thinking about monopolies (say for the various news blurbs that dart around about how various tech companies are being investigated for this exact purpose). […]
This “Musuam” in the touristy city of Dali in China’s Yunnan province is guaranteed to have fantastic English captions! Say What?? is a weekly series featuring numerous hilarious signs from my travels. Check back every Tuesday for updates! Or better yet, subscribe to my RSS feed to receive them automatically!