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
11 years ago

It’s like the fire will never happen.

iLock
iLock
11 years ago

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

iLock
iLock
11 years ago

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

iLock
iLock
11 years ago

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

SF
SF
11 years ago

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

Terri
Terri
11 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
11 years ago

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

faulty wiring
faulty wiring
11 years ago

Active ingredient: petroleum

faulty wiring
faulty wiring
11 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
11 years ago

Irony Fire Extinguisher – Run into It.

Tong
Tong
11 years ago

Fire extinguisher made out of wood.

Seventy2rd o clock
Seventy2rd o clock
11 years ago

It’s a Woody Irony…

coffeebot
coffeebot
11 years ago

for those few times Alanis Morissette looks too hot

Seventy2rd o clock
Seventy2rd o clock
11 years ago

IN CASE OF FIRE BREAK WOOD

xila31
xila31
11 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
11 years ago

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

Classic Steve
11 years ago

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

Ket
Ket
11 years ago

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

(Webcomic reference alert)

avto-ru
11 years ago

Thanks, it’s usefully

demondude777
demondude777
11 years ago

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

emily
emily
11 years ago

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

jjhitt
jjhitt
11 years ago

Approved by the Irony Board.

GwydionM
GwydionM
11 years ago

It deprives the fire of the oxygen of self-respect

Bill W.
Bill W.
11 years ago

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

Seventy2rd o clock
Seventy2rd o clock
11 years ago

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

RT
RT
11 years ago

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

Skeletextman
Skeletextman
11 years ago

This must be that Hand Grenade.

Ket
Ket
11 years ago

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

(Webcomic reference alert)

Eccekio
Eccekio
11 years ago

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

Yugan Dali
11 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
11 years ago

Wow- hot topic.

TL
TL
11 years ago

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

Julie Xu
Julie Xu
11 years ago

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

K Chang
K Chang
11 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
11 years ago

The irony, it burns.

Jared
Jared
11 years ago

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

Jerome
Jerome
8 years ago

For fires that start from a ferrous joint replacement.

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