Monday, November 26, 2012

Loose Translations

Thought for the day:  I know a guy who's addicted to brake fluid. I'm worried about him, but he swears he can stop any time.


Well. looky here. It's Chopsticks, grinning from ear to ear, and ready to head down the road again. You know what that means, don't you? It means I'm too lazy to do a regular post today we're going to look at some more of those funny Chinese-to-English translation signs, by golly. Yes, sirree, I'm a real slug today some things sure do gain ... or lose... a lot in translation.

As always, sincere thanks to the webmasters of engrish.com for giving me permission to share some of thier unique humor with you.

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That's it for today. I hope you found something to make you smile. I believe I'm gonna go take a nap do something productive. Yeah, that's the ticket...

                        Until next time, take care of yourselves. And each other.

                                Man with hand in pocket all day feel cocky.

48 comments:

  1. Oh gosh Susan, after some of those food and dining signs I think I could do justice to a good pair of Fartin shoes. Thanks for a much-needed laugh at bedtime! G'night.

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    1. Glad to give ya some laughs to sleep on. After the turkey most of us ate, I think we could all do justice to those shoes.

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  2. LOL! Food is an important part of a balanced diet! Well, I'm glad we cleared up that misunderstanding then :)

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    1. See? Where else could you find such valuable information, right?

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  3. Unintentional humor is always the most potent. Those Fartin shoes would make a treasured Christmas gift.

    I really like Chopsticks (all except for the flying spit...)

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    1. Yeah, those shoes are MUCH cooler than those boring ol' "Doc Martins", huh? As for Chopsticks' flying slobber, just think what a great window-cleaning service he'd be providing... for FREE... to some of the cars passing by.

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  4. Hi Susan .. lots to make me laugh - they are terrible aren't they ... really .... all of them are just so wonderful - loved them .. cheers Hilary

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  5. I found lots to smile at here, love the smart noshery makes you slobber.

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    1. Great. I'm always happy to make somebody smile.

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  6. I was surprised by your final quote and that made me blush and laugh.

    (Still laughing.)

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    1. Thought ya had me pigeon-holed, didn't ya? (I even tell a naughty joke every now and then... SHHHH!)

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  7. If I saw a sign that said, "Urinate beef meatballs", I'd have to go inside just to see what was going on. Thanks Susan! :D

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    1. Yeah, me too. Don't think I could bring myself to actually EAT them, though. (And you can just forget about that whole "urinate" command...)

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  8. Huh. I wonder how many other packaged foods contain "hormones, fat food, and spit" but don't fess up?!

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  9. Susan, you slay me with your humor. Thanks for the laughs. :)

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  10. LOL! I love the translations you find. Too funny!

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    1. Thank YOU for stopping by. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  12. Makes my 'Compost Soup' sound almost appetising!

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    1. Indeed, your compost soup is sounding better all the time.

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  13. I need some Fartin shoes to wear to my next slobbering at the noshery. Ha! Those are great.

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    1. Yeah, you'd really be the cat's meow if you could be Fartin and slobbering at the same time. (Come to think of it, I once had a dog who was quite proficient at that, even without the shoes...)

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  14. Ha! Those were great!
    Reminds me of a Brian Reagan bit. He said when he was in college there was a pizza truck and on it it had:
    "We speak English. We delivery." LOL

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    1. Oh, the sign on that pizza truck was priceless. Just the kind of word nerd thing that's always cracked me up.

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  15. After a s-l-o-w morning (I just love my early retirement so far)and arriving at the decision to get going and get that paperwork and those errands done, this post was just what was needed to send me smiling into the day. Thanks! (And at my age, I want Fartin slippers...)

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    1. Retirement is the BEST, isn't it? I'm happy to send you out to face the world with a smile on your face. Oh, and if you're like most men your age, I'm sure you can handle Fartin quite handily with or without those slippers.

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  16. This post had me cracking up!! Just what I needed for a Monday morning :)

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  17. It's awfully kind of someone to be sorry for my incontinence. I'm sorry, too, but the makers of Depends are thrilled.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. It's always good to support the economy the best way we can, even if it's only in trickles...

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  18. oh my gosh. I laughed at everyone. thanks!! I think I need to lighten up!

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    1. Hey... ya laughed... that means you're ALREADY lightened up!

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  19. LOL!!!! Thanks for a great belly laugh I really needed.

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  20. Love your line about brake fluid! I wonder if the "urinate beef meatball" place is owned by the same people who run the incontinence dining room?
    Julie

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    1. Hmmm, an astute stream of observation, my dear.

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  21. I don't think that's a lazy post. A couple of those had me laughing out loud. I especially like the food is an important part of a balanced diet :-) The $.99 one was pretty good, too.

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  22. Hi, Susan. (Oooh, nice name!) Glad ya liked it, but it was definitely a lazy post. I've had it waiting in draft mode for quite a while, ready to post when I "needed" it.

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  23. Hi, Susan. After 4 months' hiatus, I'm back to Blogger because I've missed good friends and delightful blogs like yours. Lazy post or not, this is what I needed today, something to make me smile and laugh. Love the Thought for the Day.

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    1. Hi-ya, Ann. Welcome back! It's great to hear from you again. I hope all is well with you, and it makes me smile to know my post made YOU smile. Take care.

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  24. I am glad to find out that my balanced diet is correct because I am using food Ha Ha

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