FREAK Shots: We Don’t Want You Laughing at Us
In the months before the Olympics, the Beijing Speaks Foreign Languages program sent out sign police to catch and correct Chinese signs with incorrect English translations, reported Mei Fong of The Wall Street Journal.
“We don’t want anyone laughing at us,” said the group’s leader Chen Lin.
So did the sign patrol get everything?
A blog reader named Danielle DW sent these photos from the Beijing area during its Olympic preparations. Many faulty translations had already been cleaned up, but she “managed to find some good ones anyway.”
Blog reader Eileen Cuneo sent this sign that was still up in mid-August: