Gonna have to cut this call short…

posted on 27 Oct 2016 in Chinglish

we-sever-you

This international call is costing an arm and a leg.

Photo courtesy of Ian Brown.
From hotel phone in Xining, China.
(Note to regulars: Sorry for no post yesterday – had server problems…)

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  1. algernon | 4:03 am |  Vote: Add rating 10  Subtract rating 0  

    We9 cut you in half

  2. algernon | 4:05 am |  Vote: Add rating 9  Subtract rating 0  

    This telephone has a mind of its own

  3. Yu No Hoo | 4:05 am |  Vote: Add rating 9  Subtract rating 0  

    Call directly from your quarters.

  4. Seventy2rd o clock | 4:07 am |  Vote: Add rating 2  Subtract rating 0  

    Must be that iSevere phone

  5. Big Fat Cat | 4:10 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    BTW, free calls for War Amps.

  6. Seventy2rd o clock | 4:12 am |  Vote: Add rating 5  Subtract rating 0  

    We sever you whoreheartedly or else the telephone explodes again

    – Sam Sung Wong

  7. Yu No Hoo | 4:17 am |  Vote: Add rating 11  Subtract rating 0  

    Not sure I want that kind of operator.

  8. Yu No Hoo | 4:18 am |  Vote: Add rating 6  Subtract rating 0  

    These directions have me stumped.

  9. Droll not Troll | 4:19 am |  Vote: Add rating 7  Subtract rating 0  

    Cardiac surgery by phone – the latest technique!

  10. Droll not Troll | 4:20 am |  Vote: Add rating 8  Subtract rating 0  

    Meh, I’ve had a phone call cut off before.

  11. Droll not Troll | 4:22 am |  Vote: Add rating 4  Subtract rating 0  

    The telephone exchange is made of knife switches.

  12. Droll not Troll | 4:30 am |  Vote: Add rating 3  Subtract rating 0  

    It’s less painful if I just use my smarts phone.

  13. Marum | 4:37 am |  Vote: Add rating 7  Subtract rating 0  

    I hope they don’t cut me short on my severance-pay.

  14. Marum | 4:39 am |  Vote: Add rating 7  Subtract rating 0  

    @DnT 0422, Welly good.

  15. peter | 4:40 am |  Vote: Add rating 5  Subtract rating 0  

    We don’t care.
    We don’t have to.
    We’re The Phone Company.

    (apologies to Lily Tomlin)

  16. Marum | 4:40 am |  Vote: Add rating 6  Subtract rating 0  

    We don’t do it all at once. First we sell your various organs bit by bit.

  17. Yu No Hoo | 4:44 am |  Vote: Add rating 3  Subtract rating 0  

    I didn’t know you could still make a trunk call.

  18. Yu No Hoo | 4:51 am |  Vote: Add rating 3  Subtract rating 0  

    This hotel is trying to get a leg up on the competition.

  19. Frank Burns | 5:04 am |  Vote: Add rating 8  Subtract rating 0  

    When they said they were going to “cut me off” because I didn’t pay my phone bill, I wasn’t expecting to need a transfusion.

  20. Marum | 6:26 am |  Vote: Add rating 7  Subtract rating 0  

    MUSTAPHA!

    YOU ARE IN AUSTRALIA NOW!

    Stop diving for cover, every time my Mobile Phone rings.

  21. jjhitt | 6:45 am |  Vote: Add rating 2  Subtract rating 0  

    Whole heartedly? Must be Aztecs.

  22. Classic Steve | 6:47 am |  Vote: Add rating 3  Subtract rating 0  

    Sorry, you are disconnected.

  23. Chris | 7:07 am |  Vote: Add rating 5  Subtract rating 0  

    Lots of funny comments-you guys are a bunch of cut ups!

  24. UCity | 7:19 am |  Vote: Add rating 4  Subtract rating 0  

    Good. Far too many services sever half-heartedly.

  25. Pete | 7:50 am |  Vote: Add rating 4  Subtract rating 0  

    Originally written in western Xinjiang (aka East Turkestan).

    Hassan Chop !!!!!!

  26. Droll not Troll | 3:54 pm |  Vote: Add rating 3  Subtract rating 0  

    @engrishmaster: Severed server, huh?

  27. Droll not Troll | 4:04 pm |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    @peter | 4:40 am: Sever your ringy-dingy?

  28. Wile E. Coyote Super Genius | 12:16 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    I admire your enthusiasm, even if it is a little misplaced.

  29. Peter | 12:31 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Yikes . . . now that is some severe service

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