Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Lost in Translation

Ever wondered how them Chinese folks over yonder in yonder China think of great culture of the US of A? While evidence of deep understanding remains few and far in between, rampant use of the English language can be found everywhere. For example, take this Sexy Beijing episode on adoption of English names.

Of course, this phenomenon isn't limited to only personal names. Difficulties in translation can also work the other way, as evidenced by these warning signs. There are also some things which require no explanation.

2 comments:

The Wrong Box said...

But did you see this article?

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2007-03/29/content_839741.htm

Pretty disturbing.

Yisong said...

Wow, that is really messed up.