Lost in Translation: Strange signs from abroad
By Prisma News
A slide show accompanying a recent New York Times piece on story on Shanghai’s efforts to curtail Chinglish (see our coverage) was so popular, the paper followed up with a gallery of reader-submitted pictures of failed efforts at cross-cultural communications:
New York Times: Strange Signs From Abroad
In case this is your cup of tea, we found a group on the popular photo site Flickr called “The Best of Engrish.” We also used the photo search site Compfight to assemble a gallery of Flickr photos tagged “Chinglish”
And with that, we’re officially done picking on the Chinese and other well-intentioned host countries who try to accommodate English-speaking visitors. To show that we lampoon all kinds, we’ll be on the lookout for examples of poor translations here in North America. Fair’s fair, right?