Category Archives: Strange signs

Getting straight to the point – Signs in China lost in translation

*Warning – don’t read this post if you are easily offended! Ages ago I accompanied a female friend to one of the big Chinese hospitals where she was to see a consultant.¬† In many ways it seemed very much the … Continue reading

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Your guess is as good as mine – Signs in China lost in translation

I haven’t a clue as to what this sign means – however I suspect that the Swiss/Switzerland¬† would not be happy about being publicly linked to a slum joint. Don’t they pride themselves on being cleaner, greener and superior to … Continue reading

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Don’t be cruel to plants – Signs in China Lost in Translation

In the UK we are used to having orders barked at us – No Ball Games, No loitering, Don’t Walk on the Grass…etc. Here in China the authorities are far more touchy-feely, judging by these signs. It breaks your heart, … Continue reading

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Watch your step! – signs in China lost in translation

As someone who was unfortunate enough (or was it careless enough?) to break the same ankle twice in the past decade, I take this sign very, very seriously – and am extremely careful how I slip!

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Who lives in a place like this? Signs in China lost in translation

This is carved into a panel in the foyer of one of the many new – very expensive – apartment blocks here in China. The big question is, who would choose to live in a place like this – suggestions … Continue reading

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Grumble, grumble, grumble – signs in China lost in translation

I haven’t a clue what this is advertising, but what I do know is my stomach and intestine don’t talk – they grumble!

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Elephants not permitted – signs in China lost in translation

I’m rather pleased to have found this roadsign to add to my growing collection of uniquely Chinese signs.I presume it means no heavily loaded vehicles are permitted, but I just love the thought that it just might really mean that … Continue reading

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