Lost in translation

It just goes to show that you can’t always trust your Chinese-English dictionary. For starters, how about a box of crackers complete with an excellent dose of delicious food?


Even better, you can dig into a package of biscuit snacks bursting with that ever-popular “burned meat” flavor.


Strange juice, eh? I think I’ll pass.


And finally, here’s an excellent tip. I’m making a mental note right now.

Above photo: Christopher / CC BY 2.0

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Stop by every 1st and 3rd Wednesday (and an occasional fifth Wednesday) for a peek into the world of spelling, punctuation, or grammar gone wrong!


  • Posted March 31, 2010

    JoJo Tabares

    Oh these are priceless!

  • Posted March 31, 2010


    Glad you enjoyed a few of my great Chinglish finds. Engrish has gotten much better in China the past few years, but there are still plenty of examples out there as you can see in the pictures above.

  • Posted April 1, 2010


    Mmmm…I want some of that strange juice. Maybe it’ll keep me from being stolen.

  • Posted April 1, 2010


    Chris: Thanks again. I love sharing these humorous signs.

    Pat: Haha! We can only hope.

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