Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Call the Language Police!


The Chinese government is trying to eradicate bad English in time for next year's Olympics.

May I present you one offense I found?

At the health club in the Holiday Inn Lido Hotel the shower stalls have giant dispensers of shampoo and soap for you to use.

The brand's name is "Champaign". Is it supposed to be Champagne for your body? Or a Campaign to get you clean?

The soap is called a "fumiqant bath lotion", but in Chinese it says xiang, or fragrant.

P.S. I'm off to Hong Kong for a few days. Hope to write more from the HK Special Administrative Region.

1 comment:

Jason said...

B - looks like there is plenty of work to be done. Good news for you!