If you’re smart, you’ll bring a bib.

posted on 5 Feb 2012 in Chinglish

Formerly “Gruels for fools who drool.”

Photo courtesy of Kitty and Lee Cannon.
Found in Shanghai, China. 

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  1. Seventy2rd o clock | 4:18 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    I just hope it doesn’t make you a bullfrog.

  2. Algernon | 4:21 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Wonder if they serve dribble on toast

  3. Seventy2rd o clock | 4:29 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    But a slobber noshery makes you smart!

  4. faulty wiring | 4:42 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Idiots! Everyone knows it’s SROBBER

  5. JonnyTBone | 5:42 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    What about “bugery”?

  6. Stopchicks | 5:59 am |  Vote: Add rating 2  Subtract rating 0  

    Old Confucius saying, after the senility kicked in.

  7. jjhitt | 6:46 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Waiter… my bagel is soggy.

  8. FatKenney | 7:43 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    All dinner specials come with soup or salad, choice of vegetable, and a poncho.

  9. SF | 8:56 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Is “hosiery” that hard to spell?

  10. coffeebot | 10:31 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Oh, they just misted the produce. That’s not mist!

  11. jjhitt | 10:32 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    ♫ Smart Noshery makes you slobber.
    Dumb Noshery makes you ill
    Go ask Alice … when her mouth isn’t full ♫

  12. jjhitt | 10:39 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    I’m Pavlov’s dog and I approved this message.

  13. Peter | 12:23 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Ok . . . the literal translation follows:
    “GOOD OESOPHAGUS”

  14. DragonLady | 12:25 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Noshery? So Yiddish is now as universal a language as Engrish.
    Mazel Tov!

  15. mickeygreeneyes | 1:42 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    I guess stupid noshery means you can toss your napkin before the rugelach.

  16. Eccekio | 3:45 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    I always have since I lost ny two front teef.

  17. Eccekio | 4:25 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Should be Koshery for all the Japanese Jewish people.

  18. Peter Chan | 1:47 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Any time you come across gibberish written in obscure vocabulary the safest guess is that it’s Made in China ^_^

  19. EffEff | 9:23 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    No Shery for you.

  20. sparky8367 | 10:06 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Is that middle logogram a weird phallic symbol?

  21. ngyonghan | 7:55 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    If I’m not mistaken the Chinese is loosely translated as “Great Restaurant”, or “Delicious Eatery”.

  22. Wm | 8:14 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    好食道 doesn’t mean “great restaurant.” 好 means “good,” and 食道 means “esophagus.”

  23. grine | 7:45 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    People, it’s not “noshery” that’s the mistake here – that’s a real word meaning eatery or restaurant. Sometimes also “nosh house”. While often used in Yiddish, it’s kosher English, related to the Norwegian “knask” (tidbits).

    The translators probably used a translator with a thesaurus, and picked words that were synonymous. And unfortunately picked one that young people don’t know, and one that usually has a slightly different meaning from “salivate”.
    “Smart” is likely a synonym too, but I think all but the most butt-headed would understand it in this context.

    “Stylish eatery makes your mouth water” would have been better, but still too descriptive for English.

  24. sdkjdfk | 7:33 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    i litarelly love this one

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