Wednesday, 11 May 2011

P words

Sadly, good Chinglish is not as common as you might think in Hong Kong, unlike in mainland China, but here are two rare gems.

All ingredients freshly laundered at Family Kitchen. I'll take number 32 please.

X-rated property in Pui O.

However, my outright favourite was a laminated sign in Manly Plaza, Quarry Bay, which was sadly taken down before I was able to photograph it. It read: 

no soiletting

Definition, anyone?


  1. I'd heard about all the bad English I'd see when I got here, but then I got here and I don't really see much bad English. Very disappointing.

  2. Indeed! The English here is sometimes wrong, but rarely funny...

  3. Love your blog - I'm moving back to Hong Kong after 10 years and your observations remind me of how everyday is filled with a little adventure. Thank you.

  4. Thanks for your kind words, Christine. Glad you find it interesting.