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Carrefour Chinglish: What A Laughathon!

My wife and I had a field day during our first Carrefour adventure. The Chinglish was just awesome. Let’s just go through a few…

  • Check Points: Null problemo…
  • Good condition of the window: OK, like no scratches or stuff…
  • Trolley in anti-device kept: Here’s where it looks a tad odd… What on earth is, say, an anti-device? An anti-tank device?… And how the heck you do stick a trolley in that thing?
  • No trouble maker outside: No traitors, no cheaters, no con men, no members of banned “evil royal fetish” cults, and definitely no roaches. Am I right? Or just how do you define a “troublemaker”?
  • Patrol Equipment Don’s touch! Hey, get Patrol Don here. He’s supposed to give his touch of blessing on the thing!…

What It Should Read: Check Points
1. Window in good condition
2. Trolley safely stowed; anti-theft devices in working order
3. Proper order outside the store
Patrol Equipment – Do Not Touch!

Taken August 2011 in Beijing

Is That Plant Too Sensitive for Some Chinglish?

As if the mainland Chinese Web wasn’t sensitive territory yet…

Now we have sensitive plants as well!

Wife Tracy and I picked this up at the Carrefour in Beijing. I wonder what would happen if the plant hit something, or if there was a worm crawling on it, or what would happen if you took it onto a plane or something…

What It Should Read: Shy Plant
(Actually, that’d appear a bit corny too, but still…)
Taken 29 July 2011 in Beijing