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Say What??–Shopping Tips

Well, leave it to the Chinese to hand out shopping tips! One has to wonder if perhaps the sign makers saw some of the craziness that happens in the U.S. on Black Friday and found inspiration to make this sign! This Chinglish gem was spotted in the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Lijiang in China’s […]

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Say What?? Duty Free

Hong Kong has proper English sign-age, right? After all, they were a British colony for some 150 years! And to a large extent that’s true…except for this glaring mistake in word order which marked my first exposure to the infamous “Chinglish!” And the best part? This was at Hung Hom Station, Hong Kong’s intercity rail […]

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Say What??

One of the true joys of traveling in a foreign country are those English signs that kind of make you say, “What??” You know the type…things that really don’t make a whole lot of sense in English or even some that do, but make you chuckle. A lot has been written about these signs lately, […]

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