The English signs in the metropolis of Shanghai often display a muddled fuse of English and Chinese, also known as Chinglish. The New York Times Chinglish slideshow collects some of the best, or, rather, worst, of Chinglish signs including a “slip and fall down carefully” sticker posted on stairs and ATMs labeled “cash recycling machines.”
In light of recent international events hosted by China, namely the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the Expo Shanghai 2010, more and more English signs are popping up as seen in The New York Times Chinglish photo series. All jokes aside, there is a serious debate on whether or not China should accomodate English grammar or embrace Chinglish as its own living lingo.
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The New York Times Chinglish Photos of Shanghai's Butchered English
Published: May 5, 2010 • References: nytimes