[Lgpolicy-list] [lg policy] China's pun control

Yael Peled yael.a.peled at gmail.com
Sat Nov 29 04:38:26 UTC 2014


"From online discussions to adverts, Chinese culture is full of puns. But the country’s print and broadcast watchdog has ruled that there is nothing funny about them. It has banned wordplay on the grounds that it breaches the law on standard spoken and written Chinese, makes promoting cultural heritage harder and may mislead the public – especially children.” 

Full story here: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/28/china-media-watchdog-bans-wordplay-puns?CMP=share_btn_tw <http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/28/china-media-watchdog-bans-wordplay-puns?CMP=share_btn_tw>



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Dr. Yael Peled		
					
Website: www.peledy.com <http://www.peledy.com/>
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