Category Archives: Strange signs

Don’t walk on the grass!

All public parks have rules governing the behaviour of park users – lighting fires, picking the flowers, dropping litter are among the many prohibitions These are usually displayed at the park entrances, and in the park itself smaller injunctions are … Continue reading

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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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