I recently spent 2.5 weeks in China. Naturally I had to collect silly signs, rules and etc. But first a little context. China is making a tremendous effort of outreach to the world. I can’t begin to explain all the reasons, but the effort to present an understandable ‘user experience’ is extraordinary. So enjoy the Chinglish, but in a spirit of respect and admiration. Comments (and interpretations) welcome!
1.1 [Be Careful of the Stairs] … Because they ARE out to get you.
1.2. [Pass Unimpeded – Accessible Facility] … When understanding the signs can be an impediment in itself.
1.3. [Deep Water – Keep Away Safety – No Fishing – No Swimming] … I sense there’s a ringer in that list.
1.4 [Help Protect the Cultural Relics – Help Protect the Railings] … May I suggest a railing to protect that railing.
1.5 [Do Not Climb …] Some rules are made to be broken …
1.6 [If You Have Heart or Brain Disease, Please Ascend the Great Wall According to Your Ability] … If you have brain disease can you really be the judge?
1.7 [Here to Upstairs] … For avoidance of doubt …
1.8 [Saliva Chicken] … What could possibly be more tempting?!
1.9 [Cellphones prohibited during Thunderstorms] … Everybody knows cell phones attract lightening.
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