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posted on 26 Jun 2007 in Chinglish

Those committing suicide will be severely punished…

Photo courtesy of “KK @_@”.
Found in Taipei, Taiwan.

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  1. coffeebot | 7:09 pm |

    would be funny if it wasn’t at a nursing home

  2. HeyThereItsEric | 10:27 pm |

    Step three feet to the left and stand still.

  3. Mothra | 7:26 pm |

    You see, that’s where the dog’s food bowl is…..

  4. Kelly | 4:10 am |

    the paint they used is actually blood

  5. Emu | 5:20 am |

    What’re you gonna do about it, kill me?

  6. nick | 5:13 am |

    You are in grave danger if you do

  7. Amy H. | 7:03 am |

    But dying left may be excused with just a small fine.

  8. sycareus | 12:59 am |

    if you get shot, please crawl away

  9. Panthera | 3:13 am |

    God will know..!

  10. anonymous | 6:39 am |

    Not really Chinglish, because the Chinese character means “Dying right here is strictly prohibited” too. Nonetheless it is really strange to have such notice.

    I would suspect too many people commited suicide there.Is it the roof of a tall building that too many people jumped down from there?

  11. HI | 8:54 am |

    ATTENTION: if you plan to die- please do so in our NO DYING ZONE

  12. Vikki | 10:54 pm |

    Can I die over there if I can’t die right here? Or here… or here… Oh I’ll just go over to the next carpark if I can’t die here…

  13. craplo | 4:26 am |

    Well, if you insist…

  14. Jane | 12:54 am |

    ok…i’ll die one meter to the right then…

  15. Danika | 8:28 am |

    Where would you like us to die?

  16. Spenny | 1:33 pm |

    Fine, I’ll just go over there then!

  17. SaintE | 3:28 am |

    So this where the grim reaper cant go! Finally! Ifound it!!!

  18. Grady | 9:31 am |

    Me go bye bye

  19. Anonymous | 4:16 pm |

    “You there! You can’t die there. Didn’t you read the sign? Go die
    somewhere else!”

  20. blue | 6:49 pm |

    If you feel dead, please remove yourself from our death-defying vicinity.

  21. SNOOKIE | 6:07 am |

    violators will be subject to -uhhhh ?

  22. adr | 10:22 pm |

    …but suffering terribly is allowed, if only at your own risk.

  23. dropkickmurphy | 2:58 pm |

    so if the mafia chases you just stand there, its like safe zones in tag.

  24. mmmmwwwwwwwww | 5:18 am |

    Well, its not actually engrish/chinglish because they actually meant to say that (I know chinese). But its still funny as hell!

    Those who die right here will be shot on sight.

  25. Ian Leo | 4:30 pm |

    City Ordinance No. 912. Fine of not less than $20 but not more than $500. Imprisonment of not less than 1 day but not more than 2 years. Please be a law abiding citizen.

  26. Wes | 8:16 pm |

    Dying here is strictly prohibited, deceased will be shot, survivorswil be shot again.

  27. Mimi | 12:19 am |

    die here and we kill you

  28. MidgetSoW | 12:17 am |

    Violators will be resuscitated.

  29. Lauren | 8:15 pm |

    Go over there to die, please. Thank you.

  30. pech | 9:09 pm |

    What? No dying here?!? You won’t let me die here? What do you want me to do? Live? Fine then! I’ll live, but I’m holding you responsible! This is all your fault!

  31. Max | 9:43 pm |

    Am I allowed to agonize?

  32. Max | 9:43 pm |

    am I allowed to agonize there at least? =S

  33. I R Speak Engrish | 1:27 am |

    but… but… I WANNA!!!!! *cries*

  34. alvaro-1 | 7:43 am |

    Amnesty clause:
    for those who change mind later, forgiving available only if is go dies elsewhere.

  35. SergeantJack | 3:21 am |

    Violators will be revived, moved, and killed again.

  36. Sophia | 4:39 pm |

    This reminds me of a sign I saw in the Caribean:
    “Do not urinate here please”
    With an arrow pointing down!

  37. Tdog | 5:45 pm |

    blocking a fire exit is punishable by a $10,000 fine and 30 days in prison.

  38. Comer | 2:37 am |

    Body will be towed at owners expense.

    :o)

  39. Anonymous | 10:31 am |

    If you plan to die, please do so in the presence of a certified dying professional. Unaccompanied death is strictly prohibited. Dying within the death-free zone will result in prosecution and is punishable by death.

  40. limo | 2:34 pm |

    Pssh, over my dead body!

  41. Jacob | 7:54 pm |

    Well communism has a great frickin sense of humor!

  42. Men of USA are super best fun! | 6:07 pm |

    …This is blind place of God! Spirit of your will not peace and find restful!

  43. Find your new place and go to dying there. Here is place of life.

  44. Tango | 12:05 pm |

    Strange enough, that’s exactly what it says in chinese. Nothing lost in translation…

  45. slow leopard | 11:07 am |

    it’s obviously done by graffiti artists. you can see the spray paint and the lines crossing some of the letters, letters were cut out of a board.
    can’t believe many people here take it for real, it works well i guess.

  46. slow leopard | 11:11 am |

    by the way, Taiwan is not a place for communism.

  47. munchy365 | 10:51 am |

    Punishment includes fines of up to $1,000,000 and even death.

  48. annie | 7:22 pm |

    Failure to meet this standard could result in a possible death penalty.

  49. Belbe | 10:22 am |

    The free death zone is two blocks that way.

  50. Justin | 3:12 pm |

    The penalty is death.

  51. Seddah | 10:18 am |

    Welcome to Topper’s House, Beijing. Mind the railing when you jump.

  52. yaka mashineh | 6:55 pm |

    Now I know how a ferret in a round cage must feel…

  53. I SPEAKED MOST CORRECTTALLY | 3:10 pm |

    WELCOME TO FLORIDA

  54. Jroc | 7:11 pm |

    Dieing and Dying are two different things.

  55. kb | 5:37 pm |

    right over there will be okay.

  56. sweet cherry | 6:11 am |

    what will u do to me if I die here? kill me again?

  57. forrest | 1:39 am |

    STOP LIVING MY LIFE!!!

  58. Jacob | 9:29 pm |

    Death is prohibited, but what about DANCING!! DO THE HUSSLE!!!!!

  59. TJ | 7:46 pm |

    Except on Sundays and holidays.

  60. Steph | 5:31 pm |

    So if you never leave there, will you live forever?

  61. XReader | 4:27 pm |

    Strictly speaking. The translation is correct. The sign itself just doesn’t make sense in either language!!

  62. A the person is... | 3:37 pm |

    Just walk a few blocks down and there is an area where living is prohibited.

  63. Mr. B | 7:49 am |

    The ‘Death and Dismemberment Area’ is now located next to the food court.

  64. Taria | 10:06 pm |

    A recent scientific research study suggests that English-speaking tourists in China are at a 90% higher suicide risk than others…

    Well at least they got something right.

  65. Christine | 2:30 pm |

    you will be subject to death penalty….

  66. Fietsbelle | 11:51 am |

    Death penalty for those who break this law!

  67. ZeroCentury | 12:24 pm |

    die somewhere else

  68. DeanAckles | 8:04 pm |

    It looked like the coolest place to drop dead too…

  69. Ghost08 | 1:21 am |

    yeah go die over there

  70. BSting | 8:15 pm |

    heck, why bother giving the suicidals counseling, just put of few more of these signs around town and their all set

  71. Miles24 | 4:47 pm |

    It is prohibited to die here, but you are allowed to die nearby the Grinch’s house.

  72. tristram | 2:22 am |

    It’s art, guys. Graffiti. Actually pretty clever. More about it here (including an update on the sign’s fate):

    http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=229

  73. Wickywab | 8:43 am |

    If you die here your coffin will only be lowered five feet!

  74. MaxindorPepper | 1:10 pm |

    Disobey and suffer the consequences…

  75. Rob | 7:30 am |

    is dying there even legal???
    ………….maybe some joke for the foreigners to laugh about their “good” engrish

  76. Stephan | 9:29 pm |

    Take a few steps back and collapse.

  77. John Bartle | 7:15 pm |

    Curses, foiled again!

  78. Fede | 12:01 pm |

    don’t kill me here, it’s even more illegal

  79. Matt Stinnett | 11:09 am |

    *Sniff* I have no reason to live. T-T I’m gunna end it all now. *Sniff* This seems look like a good place. *Sees Sign* Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  80. Andrew | 10:08 pm |

    Best Food Great For Eat Now!

  81. Jess | 6:49 pm |

    Funny cuz it actually says that in Chinese. xD

  82. nnaattaalliiee | 9:13 am |

    Go over there to die please. Thank you.

  83. katrina | 2:28 am |

    dying in front of road will earn you ticket
    will be given after funeral.

  84. Chris | 12:10 pm |

    Are zombies allowed in this zone?

  85. JnyNguyen | 10:07 pm |

    apparently people aren’t allowed to jump off the building and land there.

  86. Alex Sortor | 5:29 pm |

    Violators will be sentences to the Life Sentence, 50 years

  87. Power | 9:40 am |

    Violators will be hanged to death…

  88. Theo cupent | 11:16 pm |

    The penalty for dying here: death

  89. Neals | 9:25 am |

    Damn! NOW ya tell me, I read this after…………….

  90. Ichigo-chan | 4:28 pm |

    Guess this isn’t a Death Race pit stop…

  91. Jim | 8:30 pm |

    Excuse me sir, could you tell me where the dying area is? I can’t seem to find it.

  92. thiefjoker | 9:23 pm |

    Better die on the other side of that wall

  93. yoyo | 9:34 am |

    If you disobey you could get life!

  94. drumming_panda | 5:22 pm |

    punishable by death!

  95. Wenholz | 4:51 am |

    penalty by death

  96. me | 9:33 am |

    Violators will receive the death sentence

  97. Alissa | 1:29 pm |

    what does this look like! a graveyard????

  98. sdfg | 9:54 pm |

    it actually means the same thing in chinese.

  99. Hestansy | 5:17 pm |

    Lol this is weird. It says exactly the same thing in Chinese. It has nothing to do with bad english.

  100. chieromancer | 1:48 pm |

    Those already dead allowed.

  101. Long Tom | 7:05 pm |

    Ha! Ha! You can’t execute me because I’m standing right here!

  102. Fatty | 9:29 am |

    Think of the children!

  103. iM CRAZY!! | 10:24 pm |

    TO BAD…CLICK CLICK BOOM!!!!!!

  104. LoneWolf-Feeling Random | 9:04 am |

    Cop: Sorry sir, I’m gonna have to ask you to revive yourself and I’ll see you in court
    Dead Guy: Oh for Christ’s sake, kill me now
    Cop: Not here and now you don’t or it’s a Death Long sentence for you pal

  105. FatKenney | 4:50 pm |

    The red zone is for nonfatal injuries only.

  106. Kim | 6:37 am |

    eh…dying over there? Not so much bad.

  107. - | 8:39 am |

    dying wil bee punished by the deth penalty.

  108. coffeebot | 1:48 pm |

    It puts the cadaver in the basket…

  109. Alexz | 11:17 am |

    Actually the chinese also says so….

  110. alez | 4:56 am |

    maybe they have connections up there…you know where… and then they can fix an extra punishment… you know more heat and whipping

  111. Jezz | 8:27 pm |

    POOR M.P.H(Mad People Hospital) people

  112. Sequoia | 9:39 pm |

    Okay! I’m dead! Come kill me again now!

  113. beth | 6:33 pm |

    maybe they mean PAINTING?

  114. blueyyy | 9:31 pm |

    what you gonna do? arrest me?

  115. John | 8:40 pm |

    Delay sudden impulse to die. Wait to better timing. Think of the love one!

  116. NOCOMMENT | 6:00 am |

    “The Bad Guys Are After Us!!! Quick, TO THE NO DYING ZONE!!!”

  117. Kiwi | 1:59 am |

    If you’re gonna die, go right over there.

  118. Dermot | 10:12 am |

    Thanks to this, I will no longer be getting any 2nd hand death from others.

  119. Brett | 9:43 am |

    Ah, that just killed my buzz. Would be much funnier if it wasn’t a correct translation… I’m guessing this is the work of anti-government grafiti artists. After seeing photos and videos of public executions in China, I can’t blame them.

  120. racist park | 1:44 am |

    Believe it or not, it means the same in Chinese.

  121. Alex | 2:41 pm |

    Dying over there is just fine.

  122. Nate | 4:07 pm |

    i bet some punk kids gunna come along and die there on purpose just to screw with you

  123. Explorer09 | 8:41 am |

    I can’t die right here, but I can die somewhere else. There are many places in Taipei to die. (e.g. the MRT)

    我不能”就地”死亡,但我還可以在其他地方死。在台北有很多可以死的地方。 (例如,捷運)

  124. loserbeep | 2:26 am |

    Oh no, I just died there. Now what are you gonna do? Give me a ticket?

  125. KnthC | 9:04 am |

    But anywhere else is fine!

  126. Kwan | 5:09 am |

    Strangest thing? It actually translates the Chinese words very accurately.

  127. liam1224 | 1:56 pm |

    Please die somewhere else…

  128. C | 11:28 pm |

    It looks like it is written in blood! lol :o)

  129. Jospeh Cubito | 2:54 pm |

    I cling on to listening to the news bulletin talk about getting free online grant applications so I have been looking around for the top site to get one. Could you advise me please, where could i find some?

  130. takatomon | 11:16 am |

    it’s like the ambulance chaser commercials say…

    “if YOU or anyone you know has suffered DEATH or injury, you may be entitled to compensation…”

  131. takatomon | 12:05 pm |

    i’m not quite dead yet
    ———————————————————————————————
    that mean taking a nape here is out of the question?
    ———————————————————————————————
    i’d die over there, but the view’s so much nicer here
    ———————————————————————————————
    but if someone’s already dead, it’s cool? right?
    ———————————————————————————————
    please use convenient suicide cubicle at place of dog food factory
    ———————————————————————————————
    1st rule of real estate? location! location! location!

  132. Artemis | 11:02 pm |

    In China they have more ways and places to die!

    “In soviet Russia, death prohibits you!”

  133. honeypie | 8:01 pm |

    It was done by a young graffiti artist in Taipei, in quasi-Banksy style, definitely not a “real” warning sign.

  134. Reuben | 6:29 am |

    you are not allowed to die here dead people will be fined.

  135. raven | 1:59 pm |

    This is actually not a Chinglish! It’s a Chiniese funny sign. similar to “touching wire causes instant death and 200 dollar fine”.
    This sign says that if you commit suicide, your family will be fined.

  136. Long Tom | 4:42 pm |

    In other words, criminals cannot be executed at this spot.

  137. amanda | 10:56 am |

    Please die elsewhere, fank you

  138. JohnZ | 1:57 pm |

    Die here and you are dead!

  139. Gerson | 1:46 am |

    Violation punishable by death!

  140. iLock | 10:13 pm |

    Bad comediens stay away!

  141. Henry A | 8:16 am |

    Severe penalties apply for unlawful dying on this spot! XD

  142. snackycakez | 7:35 pm |

    They probably just stone you to life.

  143. GodJesus | 8:20 am |

    Dying is forbidden. The punishment: execution.

    If you die in this spot, we’ll kill you!

  144. Davey8 | 7:03 pm |

    Can I at least pass out from blood loss?

  145. BradLin | 7:40 am |

    It’s not Egrish precisely. The English translation means exactly the same thing.

  146. zortharg | 9:34 pm |

    Dying right here is strictly prohibited.

    This way to the dalek. ->

  147. Edvyle | 5:35 pm |

    So if u die right there, you get death penalty for that?

  148. QuantumDeconstructor | 5:18 am |

    Okay, so im guessing if you die here you will be thrown in prison or something, maybe even an asylum

  149. I’m guessing that maybe you’ll be sent to death row or an asylum if you violate this rule…

  150. KirbyMario12345 | 3:28 am |

    Dying is prohibited? Must be the Houses of Parliament! (apparently, you can go to prison for dying there)

  151. James | 11:30 pm |

    This is actually what is written in Chinese there. Maybe some streetart?

  152. Lei Wentao | 1:29 pm |

    Strangely enough, the chinese message is EXACTLY what is written in english! It literally means ‘forbidden to die right here’

  153. Dominique | 8:32 am |

    oh no what are they going to do, send me to prison?

  154. Qwertyperson | 10:32 am |

    If I do die here, do I pay the fine with ghost cash, or ghost credit?

  155. Seventy2rd o clock | 2:36 am |

    Of course, if you want to live here …

  156. Seventy2rd o clock | 1:09 pm |

    – Are you dying, Sir?
    – N … No, Officer. I swear I’m already dead!

  157. anonymous | 7:21 am |

    Penalty is resurrection and 5 dollar fine.

  158. Gilles | 5:26 am |

    The second Chinese letter looks like a man’s face who’s dead!

  159. Seventy2rd o clock | 12:12 am |

    – Roll over Sir, please!

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