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Monday, July 7, 2008

If you must use babelfish...

...make sure it works! An eatery in China tried to translate the Chinese word for "eatery" into English using a translation software, but alas... judging from the sign at its entrance, apparently the software had a meltdown and instead of "eatery" it is now "Translate Server Error."

photo courtesy of Samfu's facebook account; picture taken somewhere along the Beijing/Taiyuan expressway

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

no way... maybe...no..no way.... -J

Cat said...

Oh yes way, never underestimate the power and reach of Chinglish...

Anonymous said...

this is almost as funny...
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004075.html -J

Pei-Hsuen said...

I am speechless.

Cat said...

Dear P, good thing you haven't been to China -- you are going to be speechless so often that people might think you are a mute! Chinglish is everywhere!

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