From the publicity for Edinburgh's Chinese New Year celebrations. I snipped this from the Internet, but the same poster is adorning bus stops city-wide.
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Trivia: Do you know the name of that bunny character?
I decided to post this picture, and one thing led to another, I read a sci-fi short story by Isaac Asimov. What a wonderful afternoon.
Do you know why I'm pretty sure it's a fake?
I was quite shocked when I saw this poster last week. It can't be, can it? Do I have a particularly dirty mind, I asked myself. Well, dirty maybe, particularly definitely not, I concluded. This is a well-known wordplay. So well-known that whoever made this poster had to use quotation marks to eliminate ambiguity. But the quotation marks only serve to remind the reader that there is another reading. So the shock was calculated. Which leaves me wondering how low can you go in advertising these days. (For anyone who doesn't get it, 下面 = the nether regions.)
If you don't know better, you'd think everybody in China knows Kung Fu. Well, pretty much. They may not be a practitioner, but they surely know the terms like 七傷拳 and 金鐘罩 from Wuxia novels Do you?
This is a Yunnan specialty orange which is not mass produced and it commands a slightly higher price. They have a thin skin and very sweet, juicy flesh. The seller stands behind them, as you can see. Not sure I've ever seen a similar sign on other fruits and vegetables at the market. I bought a bag of them yesterday. Fine eating!
What can you ask about at the 咨询台?
In which province was this photo likely taken?
What is the difference between the various kinds of longans?
What place is this?
At Kunming airport yesterday, hanging on the wall behind the western-style toilet in one of the stalls.
China loves "government by slogan" 口号治国。But still, why is such an admonition needed here?
What is that supposed to be at the top of this sign post, and what on earth is that on the bottom sign?
What the hell is this?
What are these, and how many can you buy for 10 yuan?
Why is it dangerous to climb here?
What is this sign forbidding, and what is the rationale given?
Bonus: Where was this photo likely to have been taken?
Who lives here?
Where specifically was this photo taken?
What kind of things would you expect to be able to purchase from this shop?
What should you not do here?
Where was this photo most likely taken?
What does this sign say?
What languages are there on these signs?
Not much to say - just a nice picture.