[lg policy] Chinglish, love it or hate it

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 18 14:40:12 UTC 2009

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China View

Chinglish, love it or hate it

"I like your smile, but unlike you put your shoes on my face". A
charming way of saying "Keep off the grass". But could you figure it
out? Or this: "Wash Clothing Store" for laundry.

They are both typical Chinglish, a combination of English vocabulary
and Chinese grammar. Expressions such as "people mountain people sea",
means extremely crowded, and "give you some color to see", meaning a
punishment, are widely known and recognized.

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