I will cherish this gum wrapper forever.

posted on 10 Sep 2016 in Chinglish, Signs


Trash Bin #8 became self-aware that summer…

Photo courtesy of MKF.
Found on trash can in Zhejiang, China.

59 captions

  1. Huu Yuu | 4:02 am |

    Unrecycle is for people who want to pollute the planet.

  2. Huu Yuu | 4:03 am |

    That receptacle quote is rubbish. It is falling apart from the board.

  3. algernon | 4:04 am |

    Must be the second hand

  4. Seventy2rd o clock | 4:06 am |

    Unrecycle = Cycle

  5. algernon | 4:06 am |

    They are handy at making things nee again

  6. Huu Yuu | 4:07 am |

    Unrecycle is when you go to the recycling center and want a refund on the cans/bottles you had taken in.

  7. Seventy2rd o clock | 4:15 am |


    – Do not leave your recycle in front of the bicycle bin for the second time
    – Do not litter kittens

  8. Marum | 4:18 am |

    Satis eyed is how you feel, when you see your lady naked for the first time

  9. Marum | 4:20 am |

    Press the unrecycle button, and the machine hurls crap all over you at enormous velocity.

  10. Droll not Troll | 4:21 am |

    Is this bin hitting on me??

  11. Marum | 4:22 am |

    An unrecycle can only be ridden once a day, backwards.

  12. Droll not Troll | 4:23 am |

    Where is the unicycle bin? I’m tired of falling off the thing!

  13. Seventy2rd o clock | 4:24 am |

    Ah, intimate contact between Yu and me …

  14. Droll not Troll | 4:25 am |

    Somebody has pounded the “f” out of the sign.

  15. J-Luke | 4:25 am |

    I understand your feelings, but I refuse.

  16. J-Luke | 4:26 am |

    “Rubbish receptacle”, also knows as “Television”.

  17. Droll not Troll | 4:27 am |

    Do not put human arms into the rubbish receptacle unless they are cut into small chunks.

  18. J-Luke | 4:28 am |

    We’ve all bin there.

  19. Big Fat Cat | 4:39 am |

    Love at first sight = rubbish at first dump.

  20. Seventy2rd o clock | 4:39 am |

    Unrecycle motto: ”Keep your garbage close and your bin closed!”

  21. Big Fat Cat | 4:43 am |

    After Satisfying myself at a drinking binge, I found myself in a recycling bin robbed snd naked.

  22. Marum | 4:53 am |

    If it really is the first time. I’ll bet the satisfaction occurred well within the first thirty seconds.

  23. Marum | 4:55 am |

    Sounds like “f—ing rubbish” to me.

  24. Yu No Hoo | 5:02 am |

    Got wasted and had first time intimate contact.

  25. Marum | 5:04 am |

    Politicians are the greatest recyclers. Every lection they recycle the same promises.

    For instance: The Pt. Augusta Darwin railway line has ben promised everye lection since I was old enough to remember. Then, in 2004 we got it. That was after 50 years or more of promising it.

  26. Pete | 5:05 am |

    Recycle this:

    The word “between” has
    fallen off the rails.

  27. Marum | 5:05 am |

    Politicians are the greatest recyclers. Every lection they recycle the same promises.

    For instance: The Pt. Augusta Darwin railway line has ben promised everye lection since I was old enough to remember. Then, in 2004 we got it. That was after 50 years or more of promising it. ❓

  28. Yu No Hoo | 5:07 am |

    Chaste makes waste.

  29. Pete | 5:09 am |


    Is that kinda like putting “deconstructed cuisine” back together again so it becomes edible common-sense food again?

    Take that, Top Chef.

  30. Pete | 5:12 am |

    Trash bin #8 became self-aware that summer, thus paving the way for Skynet and Groundnet, the central control network for the terrifying little machines known as Recyclinators.

  31. Marum | 5:13 am |

    @Pete 0505 The Typesetting Computer’s “justifying” program has malfunctioned.

    “Justification” of a line occurs, when the computer reduces or adds “white space” between words and even letters, to make the line fit the space available.

    I worked on those type of computers for 20 years, when they went from hot metal. (Linotypes etc)

  32. Yu No Hoo | 5:29 am |

    ‘Tis better to have loved and tossed than never to have loved at all.

  33. Pete | 5:31 am |

    @Marum 513:

    Thx for splaining.

    But how do you account for the 3rd line under the photo where it says “Zhejiang, China”? Look at the letter “i” in “China”.
    It’s leaning to the right like a famous tower in Italy!

    (At least it is on MY smartphone….)

  34. Marum | 5:46 am |

    @ Pete 0531. Zhejiang, China.

    If you notice Zhejiang is in italics as are Chi in China. The “n” and “a” are in the normal sans serif font such as Megaron or Chelmsford.

    With computers, you can “italisize” any font, by dialling in the degrees of slant you require. That is not a “true” italic font, but it will normally do.

  35. Droll not Troll | 5:49 am |

    @Pete: On my screen it looks like the text suddenly went from italic to normal text for the last 2 letters. Makes for a nice optical illusion at the “i”.

  36. Droll not Troll | 5:51 am |

    Me recycle you long time.

  37. Marum | 5:53 am |

    Speaking of Italy.

    Q. How do they separate the men from the boys in Italy?

    A. With a crowbar.

  38. Droll not Troll | 5:57 am |

    @Marum | 5:53 am: It helps if they use a little Greece. 😉

  39. Marum | 5:57 am |

    @DnT 0549 Your explanation was much more succinct.

    Forgive m for being such a pedantic wordy old $h1t. But, in my defence, I plead guilty of being an engineer.

  40. Marum | 6:02 am |

    Circumlocution That’s th word. ;oops:

  41. Droll not Troll | 6:06 am |

    @Marum | 5:57 am: No worries, mate. I didn’t know that about “dialling in” degrees of slant. I wonder if the option is hidden somewhere in the computer’s OS, like so many other functions I don’t know about..

  42. Yu No Hoo | 6:37 am |

    I couldn’t resist; it must have been that trashy outfit.

  43. Marum | 6:45 am |


  44. Marum | 6:51 am |

    Change colour

  45. Marum | 6:55 am |

    Change color

  46. Marum | 6:57 am |

    @DnT HTML instructions “strong” works “color” doesn’t

  47. Marum | 7:01 am |

    This whole paragraph of text will be the color red!

  48. Marum | 7:05 am |

    This does not work

  49. Seventy2rd o clock | 7:12 am |

    I ununderstand unrecycling process

  50. Marum | 7:13 am |

    \textsl{does slanting work?}\end{document}

  51. Yu No Hoo | 7:44 am |

    Garbage in-out.

  52. Seventy2rd o clock | 8:17 am |

    I wonder if this was written by a heterocycle, homocycle or bicycle person?

  53. Yu No Hoo | 8:40 am |

    Please do not put your junk in the receptacle.

  54. alexmagnus | 9:21 am |

    Receptacle, new word learned. Engrish, your daily source of new English words – for foreigners, by foreigners.

  55. Lora | 12:47 pm |

    Mmmm, this wrapper still has that bubblegum smell. *sniffs deeply*

  56. Droll not Troll | 5:55 pm |

    @Marum: Yes, I’ve tried HTML tags for effect. What works depends on which version of HTML the site uses. I can never get a small print command that works, though.
    Italics is fine, but a way to vary the tilt angle would be fun.

  57. Geo | 8:18 am |

    “Unreduce, unreuse, unrecycle”
    The mantra of the Rubbish Receptacle.

  58. The Dude | 7:18 am |

    Before intimate contact, dig the tiny bartender as he Cosbys your drink with 3 roofies.

  59. Peter | 6:09 pm |

    Next time you have a leak, please go to the urine receptacle.

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