Saturday, May 8, 2010

Language Translation is So Sexy!

From the New York Times: ""For the last two years, the Shanghai Commission for the Management of Language Use has been trying to clean up English-language signs and menus to rid them of their malapropisms, like these examples."

I spend most of my weeks teaching English to adult immigrants. It's hard work, and beyond my wonderful, grateful learners, often a thankless job. So, sometimes a little humor is in order.

The New York Times has several more examples available here.

Happy weekend!


Daniel @ Campinas said...

I teach English in Brazil and have a standing offer for students who find translations like these. They get a chocolate bar from the lunch counter.

Nathan said...

Ha ha! I love that Daniel.