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Say What?? Travel Photo: Meal Urn?

“Point your meal urn.” It’s quite a straightforward sentence that quite frankly makes absolutely no sense in English, especially when you take in to consideration that it’s the name of a restaurant! I have to wonder what the intention here is. I mean…urn? Ye olde dictiornary says that “urn” is a noun and is “a vessel […]

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Say What?? Travel Photo: The End of Laos

At the southern tip of Laos lie the truly blissful Si Phan Don (literally 4,000 islands), named for the thousands of little sand bars that appear once mighty Mekong River recedes in the dry season. When I say southern tip, I mean that Cambodia is quite literally a stone’s throw away! During my days on […]

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Say What?? Travel Photo: Spelling

Ah China. Your spelling errors have given me many a chuckle and this sign was no exception. Nothing like a giant sign boasting about how the proprietors of a guest house are great English speakers. Though it doesn’t do a lot of good for their credibility if they misspell that? Cue the wonderful and very […]

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Say What?? Travel Photo: Fireproofing

Fireproofing. Apparently it’s not just mandated by the New York City Fire Department! No, no, the Chinese government has gotten in on the act too, as established by this sign: “Deep love of ancient city, careful thought of fireproofing.” “What ancient city?,” you may ask. Why the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Lijiang, in China’s […]

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Say What?? Travel Photo–Giggling Trees

Yangshuo. The geological gem of China’s Southwest. It’s mere mention evokes visions of a surreal landscape. And as this truly stunning travel photo depicts, all those visions are absolutely true! But we’re not just here to gape at wondrous scenery, but also to examine a little sign-age. And this sign makes absolutely perfect sense in English. […]

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Homeward Bound

2 hours of sleep. That’s all I had gotten before what would become one of the longest single days of my life. The lack of sleep was definitely not my choice, as a key snafu kept me up till 3:30am and I needed to head to the airport for my flight home at 5:30am. Thus […]

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