Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The countdown is officially open.

Only a hundred days to go (till the Olympics open in Beijing), but so many more signs to rescue. The latest is taken yesterday at Beijing Capital Airport's new terminal 3. No worries, they only want your feedback, not your tax records.

Suggestion: "Questionnaire", "Feedback", "Suggestions"

Friday, April 25, 2008

Chinglish Book Review #05.

I'm happy to quote from the fifth book review of "Chinglish - Found in Translation".

Thanks, Weekly Standard!

Feudal to Translate -
A guide to the English dialect spoken only in China

[...] If, as Radtke believes, Chinglish is an endangered species, then this little volume is a gem of a time capsule.[...]
source: Weekyl Standard, Mar 31 2008, Volume 013, Issue 28

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Chinglish feature in down under.

Many thanks, Karen Halabi, for featuring in today's The Sydney Morning Herald.

I'm looking forward to many more incoming contributions to preserve a linguistic gem that is so much more than just incorrect English.



Tuesday, April 01, 2008

No joke, fools, rather a mystery.

Question of this year's April Fools' Day:

How did an online encyclopedia get into those Yunnan 云南 fungi dishes?

Shot in Beijing, many thanks to Doryun!