Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Beijing signs: Travel Photo Thursday Oct 27.


"Chinglish signs" seen in Beijing. 

No worries mate. 

Fair enough, I'll go along with that.


Gee, and I was in real need of a squat! 


Not a sign, but a very interesting piece of wall art. 

The greatest sign of all from this guy who wanted to jump in front of the camera just to have his pic taken.

A few signs we saw in Beijing in 2007. 






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19 comments:

Jewell said...

While you were looking for a squat I was laughing my butt off at #5 "Be a good mathematician, buying drinks are always 2 for 1" SCORE! =) hehe =)

Ravenmyth said...

Got to love Huxley's Bar Rules...just makes you want to run in and see what else is going on inside...what a neat idea for a post...loved it...

Muza-chan said...

Great article :)

Savira Gupta said...

Just shut up and drink! I could use that one on a few people I know....

Eileen Ludwig said...

Fun signs Here is my photo Thursday http://www.eileenludwig.com/capture-magnificent-grand-canyon/

Laurel said...

Translated signs always make me chuckle. I like the one with all the rules!

Sophie said...

The 'Just Shut Up and Drink'-sign reminds me of a saying up here - or rather next door, in Finland. The Finnish are known for being a bit introverted and not very talkative. So when a traveller met a Finn in a sauna, he was offered a shot of vodka. The traveller said 'cheers', but the Finn merely replied: 'We're here to drink, not to talk'. (Loses a bit in translation, but you get the idea :))

Denise said...

I can't get enough of these weird signs/translations. They keep popping up around the web and they always make me stop to read

Larry Lewis said...

Did you get the chance to see much, or were you studying all the interior signs in huxleys for a little to long, until your vision came impaired

RyukyuMike said...

LOL, IO thought I had some doozies!
Google + on ya !

Nancie said...

Great shots Jim. I can remember wondering about quite a few signs when I was in China. I must have a look at those photos and post some. They were very funny.

InsideJourneys said...

Hahahaha, these are funny!
Thanks for sharing.

Debbie Beardsley @ European Travelista said...

These are great! Love "Just Shut up and Drink" :)

Jim said...

My wife often tells me the same thing after I start raving on when had a few wines..."Just shut up and drink Jim!"
We had a few days in Beijing to look around but not a city we'd go back to in a hurry. Pollution is serious stuff there.

Leigh said...

Those signs made me laugh. I love collecting photos of exactly this sort of thing on my travels.

Michael said...

There's now a play in Broadway just about Chinglish http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15471753.
My favourite from what I've seen is "slippery when wet" = "Be Mindful of the Juicy Surfaces!"

Easy Hiker said...

Great stuff. Always guarantees a smile. To start the week-end.

wandering educators said...

what a hoot - and what is up with the last guy?

eileen ludwig said...

Interesting photos - could not think of where I had door pictures for your monday thing - tried shooting some doors yesterday but now it is too late

here is my thursday photo http://www.eileenludwig.com/colors-universal-islands-adventure-zeus-landing/