ChingLish: More Strange Uses of English in the Far East

ChingLish at work in BeijingThe Japanese, as shown in my last post, have developed ingenious ways of using English properly to mask their true intention (recruiting for the Self-Defense Forces).

In China, however, authorities are worried about their public displays of English translations (example shown), especially since the world came to the Forbidden City for the 2008  Olympics.

The BBC on its Web site has done a cute job of aggregating some examples. Go take a look.