You know exactly what we mean…

posted on 15 Aug 2010 in Chinglish

Photo courtesy of Amanda Healy.
Taken in China along the Yangzhe river.

27 captions

  1. Algernon | 4:05 am |

    Right next to the bits and bobs.

  2. Lovintheengrish | 4:21 am |

    You cool, classy people have no reason to worry about safety. However, uncool people watch out!

  3. faulty wiring | 4:24 am |

    Melamine and heparin, safety second!

  4. FatKenney | 4:27 am |

    Errr…yeah. That’s what I was thinking. (???)

  5. faulty wiring | 4:45 am |

    Sign made from genuine old wood legally harvested from within internationally recognised borders by the smiling children of ethnic minorities, hand carved by happy and generously paid immigrants working voluntarily in comfortable workshops, then painted and lacquered with safe and wholesome materials. An insignificant number of people and animals were maimed and executed in its preparation, and meaningless levels of environmental pillage and destruction occurred. Please stay safe!

  6. Kitsune | 5:03 am |

    Dribs and drabs safety first…. everyone else can die painfully for all we care.

  7. beechoak | 5:34 am |

    We have safety out the yin yang…

  8. Tfin | 5:40 am |

    Perfume perfume Rabbit stews, One Samurai patrols the castle grounds!

  9. DrLex | 5:54 am |

    Safety first, but not too much of it all at once.

  10. mickeygreeneyes | 6:12 am |

    Who you callin’ a drib and drab? Ah’m gonna tie that clothesline to my pick-up and yank that thang outen the ground! Then we’ll SEE who you gonna call a drib and drab!

  11. Pete | 6:18 am |

    Next sign, 50m to right say:

    “Drop ‘n’ Roll, Safety First!”

    Next sign, 50m to left say:

    “Drag & Drop, Safety First!”

  12. Brandon | 6:45 am |

    They forgot to add: “(wink, wink)”.

  13. Big Fat Cat | 9:56 am |

    Sorry to learn that the Yangzhe River has been reduced t. o Dribs and Drabs. No more drowning! Safety triumph! Long live Chairman Mao.

  14. Ralph hamilton | 10:51 am |

    It is all those bloody dams what done it.

  15. Ralph hamilton | 11:02 am |

    Yeah. Mainly the Three Georges Dam.

  16. Ralph hamilton | 11:02 am |

    I didn’t know “George” was an old Chinese name.

  17. phoenixx | 1:19 pm |

    towels and bibs are available in the first aid station

  18. Darth Na'vi | 3:40 pm |

    literally says “ten ten teki teki, anzen dai ichi” or… “point point, drop drop, safety first”.
    That said, is someone using this sign to rappel down to the Yangtze?

  19. Skeletextman | 10:28 pm |

    Dribs and krabs, cribs and crabs,
    Safety first or you’ll get scabs!

  20. Bassmint Stile | 3:59 am |

    Yea, cause those dribs & drabs are real killers!

  21. Terri | 4:01 am |

    Drizzle, drazzle, druzzle, drome, please sop running or you’ll go home

  22. ka1ssr | 8:28 am |

    And hullabaloo is out of the question.

  23. tekleader | 10:53 am |

    And don’t trip over the trippin’ rope we got attached to the sign, either, for gosh sakes!

  24. GAC | 10:16 am |

    And the original Chinese is a cute little rhyme, too 😛

  25. Wm Jas | 3:27 am |

    点点滴滴 is the commie spelling of 點點滴滴 (diǎndiǎn dīdī), which means “bit by bit.” Still doesn’t make much sense.

  26. plbulla | 8:37 pm |

    Odds and Bodkins, I’m dangered actions!

  27. Josh | 2:25 am |

    Kids today with there hip-hop slang.
    “Drips and drabs, yo. Safety first, ite?

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