Sarcastic Firemen swear by it

Sarcastic Firemen swear by it

posted on 19 Apr 2011 in Chinglish, Signs

I kinda expected the extinguisher to catch fire…

Photo courtesy of Lucy Bristo and Song Shuang.
Found in Zhejiang Province, China.

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Algernon
Algernon
9 years ago

It’s like the fire will never happen.

iLock
iLock
9 years ago

The irony is that the “Fire Extinguisher” is a sign…. it’s obvious though.

iLock
iLock
9 years ago

I can’t believe they spelt everything right on this one!

iLock
iLock
9 years ago

I can’t believe they spelt everything right on this one!
….talk about IRONY !!!

SF
SF
9 years ago

Hello Fire station? My neighbour has just made an ironical remark. If you could come full speed and hose him …

Terri
Terri
9 years ago

Note to self: Don’t hire Alanis Morissette as building inspector. She has no idea about what ironic actually means.

Seventy2rd o clock
Seventy2rd o clock
9 years ago

There is no fire extinguisher… Hmm, irony ..?

faulty wiring
faulty wiring
9 years ago

Active ingredient: petroleum

faulty wiring
faulty wiring
9 years ago

Heavier than the aluminiumy extinguisher; cheaper than the goldy one; less toxic than the leady alternative. And so on.

Seventy2rd o clock
Seventy2rd o clock
9 years ago

Irony Fire Extinguisher – Run into It.

Tong
Tong
9 years ago

Fire extinguisher made out of wood.

Seventy2rd o clock
Seventy2rd o clock
9 years ago

It’s a Woody Irony…

coffeebot
coffeebot
9 years ago

for those few times Alanis Morissette looks too hot

Seventy2rd o clock
Seventy2rd o clock
9 years ago

IN CASE OF FIRE BREAK WOOD

xila31
xila31
9 years ago

The irony is there is no fire extinguisher, just a note that says “only you can prevent forest fires.”

Seventy2rd o clock
Seventy2rd o clock
9 years ago

1. In case of fire use irony.
2. In case of irony use fire extinguisher.

Classic Steve
9 years ago

For those fires that start after somebody says, “Man, nothing ever happens around here.”

Ket
Ket
9 years ago

I think I’ll need Dave to explain this one.

(Webcomic reference alert)

avto-ru
9 years ago

Thanks, it’s usefully

demondude777
demondude777
9 years ago

As his plane crashed down he thought “Well isn’t this nice”……….

emily
emily
9 years ago

Puts out fire in seconds, but learning to operate it may take hours!

jjhitt
jjhitt
9 years ago

Approved by the Irony Board.

GwydionM
GwydionM
9 years ago

It deprives the fire of the oxygen of self-respect

Bill W.
Bill W.
9 years ago

Just don’t yell “IRONY!!!” in a crowded theatre.

Seventy2rd o clock
Seventy2rd o clock
9 years ago

OK, here’s the irony… but where’s the fire extinguisher?

RT
RT
9 years ago

for when you need SUPPLIES! to put out a fire…

Skeletextman
Skeletextman
9 years ago

This must be that Hand Grenade.

Ket
Ket
9 years ago

I think I’m going to need Dave to explain this one.

(Webcomic reference alert)

Eccekio
Eccekio
9 years ago

The one we have is brass. The foam chemicals kept corrodiing the irony one.

Yugan Dali
9 years ago

query: the usual Chinese term for fire extinguisher is 滅火器, literally, extinguish fire device. This sign says 抬龍, lift-up dragon, a charming phrase, but one I have never heard (or been able to find on google). Is that Zhejiang dialect, or maybe Shanghainese?

$teve
$teve
9 years ago

Wow- hot topic.

TL
TL
9 years ago

put it by a swimming pool and the sign may make some sense

Julie Xu
Julie Xu
9 years ago

Putting out fires with fire extinguishers is too mainstream, so hipsters use them ironically.

K Chang
K Chang
9 years ago

Oh, this one is heck to explain.

Tie-Ze, the first two characters, is literally “made of iron”. So I guess that’s where “irony” came from. (No, that’s one of the words you can’t add ‘y’ to make an adjective!)

Tai-Long… that’s apparently what Mainland Chinese call a firehose. (Literally: table dragon)

Orto
Orto
9 years ago

The irony, it burns.

Jared
Jared
9 years ago

And if that doesn’t work, you have to break out the sarcastic fire hose.

Jerome
Jerome
7 years ago

For fires that start from a ferrous joint replacement.

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