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Shanghai’s Chinglish — Civilized?

This sign is just plain weird:

  • First, it gives you this impression that not every park in Shanghai is civilized… (what these guys wanted to say, rather, is that this garden’s clean, neat, nice — and rocks! and stuff like that).
  • Second, the bit of Chinglish below is crazier still. It reads Office of Shanghai Spiritual Civilization Promotional Committee. How scary is that! Spiritual civilization promotional committee! Spiritual Chinglish. BA-A-AD.

    What It Should Read: Shanghai Model Park (the bit below should read Shanghai Civil Ethics Bureau instead
    Taken in Shanghai in November 2011