Friday, November 02, 2007
Chinglish in America
I ordered a new cell phone battery from a discount website. It arrived yesterday in a plastic envelope from Hong Kong. The instruction card included the following examples of Chinglish*:
"It will be better to last the cycle life of battery pack if discharge it thoroughly before recharge it."
"Must forbid to short-circuit bettery packs and any man-made destroy of its appearance."
Despite our language barrier, my obvious perpetual state of being beyond all following terms, and the battery pack's shock over the entire situation, the two of us are getting along swimmingly.
*A fun site brought to my attention by DB. You are sure to find a Friday smile there.