Sir, I am the police. And a doctor.

Sir, I am the police. And a doctor.

posted on 20 Apr 2015 in Chinglish, Signs

You’re under arrest. And you should get that looked at.

Photo courtesy of Keith Bernard.

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jjhitt
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jjhitt

We just want to ask a few questions. This won’t hurt a bit.

A Non-Y Mouse
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A Non-Y Mouse

Admit him, Danno.

pnambic
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pnambic

“Modern chinese medicine has found that most patients can be cured simply by finding the weak spot in their case history though relentless interrogation. We call that the Policebo Effect.”

algernon
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algernon

It covers all the bases

algernon
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algernon

Well at least they’re not architects

Droll not Troll
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Droll not Troll

Isn’t that sign meant to be read from right to left?

Big Fat Cat
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Big Fat Cat

Ordinary people were forced into hospital because they tried to escape from police who attempted to arm them with big guns.

Droll not Troll
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Droll not Troll

You can get arrested, tested, de-infested and possibly molested

Droll not Troll
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Droll not Troll

People with no arms should go to the hospital on the other side of town.

Peter
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Peter

“Isn’t that sign meant to be read from right to left?”
It reads correctly on the other side…

timmy
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timmy

May the force be with you at this trying time.

Droll not Troll
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Droll not Troll

@Peter: This looks correct to you? 😛
ɘƨɘniʜƆ ƨ’ɘlqoɘꟼ bɘmɿA ɘɔiloꟼ ɘɔɿoᖷ lɒƚiqƨoH ʇo ǫniႱiɘᙠ

Sparky
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Sparky

Why is the sign floating in space? Just wondering.

Marum
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Marum

I feel a headache coming on already.

Marum
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Marum

@Sparky. Because the farce is with it.

Marum
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Marum

The Beijing People’s Hospital of Armed Police Force?

DrLex
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DrLex

@DnT: Two observations:
1. The Chinese is written from right to left.
2. The translation is indeed correct when read backwards.
Conclusion: the translator was either an idiot, or someone with a strange sense of humor.

Marum
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Marum

Do I get points for alliteration, using the last two letters, instead of the customary first one?

Marum
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Marum

@Dr Lex.
3. You are reading it from the wrong dimension.

Classic Steve
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“Arrest under you’re.”

Seventy2rd o clock
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Seventy2rd o clock

Sorry, but I’m just a human beijing …

Seventy2rd o clock
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Seventy2rd o clock

For patients with police attack

Seventy2rd o clock
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Seventy2rd o clock

– B … but Officer, please don’t hit me, I’m dying!

Seventy2rd o clock
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Seventy2rd o clock

Our staff is called ‘Peepigs’

Biff the Understudy
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“Armed people’s Chinese”: a peculiar Northern dialect spoken by collectors of weaponry.

Iraqzon
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Iraqzon

And why exactly is correct English so hard to find in the Asian region (on signs, etc.)?

coffeebot
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coffeebot

I didn’t go to Police Doctor Academy for 4 yrs to be called officer.

Sparky
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Sparky

@Marum

Ok! Completely understand now. HA

RT
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RT

we will commit police brutality… then patch you up so that we can do it again

Biff the Understudy
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Hands washed, don’t shoot.

TS
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TS

“Where does it hurt? And can you describe the perp for our sketch artist?”

spareocean
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spareocean

“Where you can find the operating and interrogation table in one room (and table as well”

Will Pitts
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Boy, budget cuts have hit hard.

Horizonwireless
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Horizonwireless

Chinese is a beautiful written language, looks like art… yet the people who “translate” it into English seem to just throw some English words up on some signs. I don’t get it. Why put art on a sign but make no effort to make the English fit?

Chuck
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Chuck

I’d rather call the Church Police !

xxx360xxx
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xxx360xxx

you have the right to remain healthy, any medication you takes could be used against you in the operation room

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