more Chinese-to-English translation fail(ure)

Mark Mandel Mark.A.Mandel at GMAIL.COM
Sat Aug 15 22:06:06 UTC 2009

The photo at
part of what seems to be a switch panel mounted on a wall, possibly in
a hospital. There are two switches, each with an engraved label in English
and Chinese, and what seem to be cable or hose connections underneath.

I don't read Chinese and I don't know what the hanzi mean, and I won't try
to put them in this message. But the English labels are SMALLPOX and NIGHT

Mark Mandel

The American Dialect Society -

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