May 06, 2010

chinglish: everybody likes a little language mish-mash

You may have seen this already.
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. Fortified by an army of 600 volunteers and a politburo of adroit English speakers, the commission has fixed more than 10,000 public signs ... rewritten English-language historical placards and helped hundreds of restaurants recast offerings.
Commission for the Management of Language Use?

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