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Chinglish has life, don't trample on it
I mean, if there's anything the Internet is for, it's shit like this. And wow, the German Sinologist who compiled it and the linguist who wrote the foreword sure treat it like a serious and noble undertaking when it's just about a few cheap laughs, with all their talk about the future role of English and the nature of cross-cultural communication. But they do good with bringing in the kind of sentimental silly tear-to-your-eye marketing copy on stationery and shit, and reviews and things that aren't even ungrammatical but give you a sense of how English is used in a Chinese context, as well as your "children stick in source" menus and whatever.
And I liked seeing that Great Wall sign from Jinshanling about saving your own life by not picking the flowers. And "deformed man bathroom" will always be funny. This book displays examples of the latter category, since oral Chinglish is difficult to visualize. Chinglish is very often funny because of the sometimes scarily direct nature of the new meaning produced by the translation. Unless it wants to be the laughingstock of the world, China had better get its act together before it hosts the Summer Olympics.
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