This fire is not fire.

posted on 9 Mar 2018 in Chinglish, Signs


Photo courtesy of Christopher Hiebert.
Found in China. 

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  1. Droll not Troll | 4:05 am |  Vote: Add rating 5  Subtract rating 0  

    There will now be no term limit for fires.

  2. Seventy2rd o clock | 4:06 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    Fire extinguishers are in!

  3. algernon | 4:09 am |  Vote: Add rating 3  Subtract rating 0  

    Tell its not so

  4. Seventy2rd o clock | 4:13 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    WARNING: In case of fire, leave it alone, take many photos and videos and send them to our advertising agency for our new SS2018 ‘Let It All Burn’ fashion edition

  5. algernon | 4:14 am |  Vote: Add rating 3  Subtract rating 0  

    I’d be careful of hand grenade

  6. Marum | 4:37 am |  Vote: Add rating 3  Subtract rating 7  

    “Did you hear of the Catholic Priest who was charged with arson?”

    ‘Was he lighting up little fires?’

    “No! He was lighting up little boys.”

  7. Droll not Troll | 4:39 am |  Vote: Add rating 2  Subtract rating 0  

    Inflammatory statements are forbidden!

  8. Marum | 4:57 am |  Vote: Add rating 2  Subtract rating 0  

    Our illustrious chairman instructs, that all fires are to be approached from the left.
    Anyone approaching them from the right, shall be beaten to a soggy pulp, by the Red Guards.

  9. Yu No Hoo | 5:04 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    We recommend keeping your Windows closed.

  10. Frank Burns | 5:11 am |  Vote: Add rating 2  Subtract rating 0  

    Who knew Smoky the Bear was a commie?

  11. Long Tom | 5:31 am |  Vote: Add rating 2  Subtract rating 0  

    The pen may be mightier than the sword, but it is not more effective than the fire hose.

  12. DrLex | 5:33 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    Please print communist slogans on fireproof paper only.

  13. Droll not Troll | 6:22 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    In order to reduce electrical fires, all short circuits will be lengthened by 3 cm.

  14. Marum | 6:23 am |  Vote: Add rating 2  Subtract rating 0  

    Mein Luftkissenfahrzeug ist voller Aale.

  15. Marum | 6:53 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    @DNT 0622.
    No amount of lengthening would have helped Swissair 111, which crashed due to an electrical fire. The aircraft was broken into 2 million pieces, due to a 360G impact with the ocean off Nova Scotia.

  16. Marum | 6:59 am |  Vote: Add rating 3  Subtract rating 0  

    @Long Tom.0531.
    The pen may well be mightier than the sword….But only posthumously.

    Also, it is good policy, to not tell the bloke holding the sword.

  17. Pete | 8:12 am |  Vote: Add rating 4  Subtract rating 0  

    Department of Propaganda?
    I guess we found the REAL “fire distinguisher” !!

  18. Eggrish | 1:19 pm |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    Smokey the Bear: only The Ad Council can prevent forest fires.

  19. Droll not Troll | 2:52 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    @Pete: RE weird names.
    That Mike Literst pans out. I’ve seen references to a Mike Litoris but I want to see the birth certificate on that one.
    The horse’s name is intended to come out as “Buggered if I know.” Apparently that expression isn’t well known outside Australia. (and maybe UK)

  20. Pete | 5:23 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    @DnT 2;52:

    Ya gotta admit it’s not everyday you’re listening to the news on the radio as you drive to work and suddenly you hear what sounds just like “My Clitoris” as you’re driving. I’m just glad I didn’t get into a fender bender!

    Those of us Yanks with exposure to Oceania or the British Isles know what “buggered” means. But I’d wager the average “Murican has never heard it. But would figger it out lickety split.

  21. Long Tom | 1:11 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    I did once see a cartoon in the “Chicago Reader” (a free alternative newspaper) showing a cartoon where a tied-up man is forced by pirates to walk the plank and fall into the ocean. One pirate says afterward, “Drat! We forgot to bugger him!”

  22. Peter | 10:16 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    I’d rather have the Department of Fire
    for Prevent Propaganda

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