Thursday, June 3, 2010

Green Island: A Chinglish Tale

Taiwan has the most marvelous signs.  Truly.  Now, let this be my disclaimer: this is not actually a post.  I simply wanted to express my awe and appreciation for these miraculous signs that are posted all over Taiwan.  They were very heavily concentrated at Green Island (off the Southeast coast of Taiwan), which is where I was this past weekend.  I furnish them as evidence here for your entertainment.

So not actually a sign, but noteworthy all the same.

The fourth line of the warning is the one you want to read.  In case you can't read it, here is what it says: "No Electrocuting, Poisoning or Bombing of Fish.  No Vendors."

I did, at one point, almost run over a crab.  My first thought was, "AAH!  CRAB!" closely followed by, "Crab sign with the halo!  Aah!"

The exclamation point is the best part.  Also, you probably can't see it, but my scooter helmet is awesome.  It says, "Iron Man."  Upside-down.

I just couldn't get enough of these "Cliff!" signs.

Anyway, that's all for now.  Over and out.

1 comment:

Miryam said...

Having once eaten fish poison, I feel a certain sympathy with the 'No poisoning fish' sign.