Offer Your Seat Please…

Offer Your Seat Please…

posted on 12 Nov 2005 in Chinglish

I can’t guarantee what the crippies will do if you don’t…

 

Photo courtesy of Tony Waghorn.

Sign found in China. 

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Jeff
Jeff
12 years ago

No matter how many times I read this, I have no idea how gravid is supposed to feel like.

Lauren
12 years ago

Here, crippie, take my seat.

ed sherman
ed sherman
11 years ago

excuse me-are you gravid ? please-take my seat.

BM
BM
11 years ago

This may be a conincidence, but “gravid” is Norwegian (and possibly also Swedish and Danish) for “pregnant”. Which would fit. Spooky.

Pirra
Pirra
11 years ago

Not just Norwegian, in my country (Portugal), “pregnant” is “grávida”, and I’m sure that other European countries have similar words.

phoenix master
phoenix master
11 years ago

And what if u r old weak sick crippled and gravid?

Sue
Sue
11 years ago

In the UK we use the term gravid for pregnant (or ready to lay eggs)snakes – maybe reptiles commute regularly in China.

Cheelybean
Cheelybean
11 years ago

Damn you crippies and your peace-lovin’!!!

Sebastian
Sebastian
11 years ago

Yes “Gravid” is also the danish term for “being pregnant”

Stephen
Stephen
11 years ago

Same here… Grávida is the term used in Brazil. o\

Shackel
Shackel
11 years ago

Ima hopin’ that I never meet the “Gravid”.

Asytia
Asytia
11 years ago

Gravid is a late 18th/early 19th Century British English term for heavily pregnant.

But still, they caught on a bit late, didn’t they? I mean, that was probably old fashioned in 1905. C’mon, China, I thought you were supposed to be modern?

Andrew
Andrew
11 years ago

Seats reserved for crippies but not for bloodies

Jori
Jori
11 years ago

Sit down, Gravid…don’t make me hurt you

engrish site
engrish site
10 years ago

what DOES gravid mean!?!? hahaa

Ben Dover
10 years ago

Gravids and crippies must same seat share.

Seventy2rd o clock
Seventy2rd o clock
5 years ago

I always reserve my seat for crispies, nom, nom, nom ….

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