This used to be a respectable forest.

This used to be a respectable forest.

posted on 25 Sep 2019 in Chinglish

Ol’ Ash here is still a virgin!

Photo courtesy of Eduardo Ferraciolli.
Spotted in China. 

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Algernon
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Algernon

They spelt smorking wrong.

Algernon
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Algernon

These trees are promiscuous.

Frank Burns
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Frank Burns

That’s o.k. We’re going to “Hooters” later anyway.

Marum
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Marum

I imagine getting deflowered by the wild beasts would be a real problem.

Especially the Centaurs.

Droll not Troll
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Droll not Troll

Deflowering a tree doesn’t get you a litter! That happens with dogs or cats.
Or so I’m told.

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Droll not Troll

So I can’t do it in the ash?

Marum
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Marum

Makes perfect sense to me.

Do not climb de trees, and do not climb de flowers.

Marum
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Marum

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act V. Scene 1.

Pyramus:

O wherefore, Nature, didst thou lions frame?
Since lion vile hath here deflowered my dear,

Marum
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Marum

Pyramus then stabs himself with his sword, for crimes against the English language.

Marum
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Marum

And they tell me: “Thisbe where ithappened.”

Marum
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Marum

Redacted text: .Thisbe where it happened

Marum
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Marum

Verily I say unto ye.
When the Lumberjack oileth not the bar, ’tis then that his chopper begins to smoke

Droll not Troll
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Droll not Troll

But… climbing trees gives me wood!

markm
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markm

This is unusual. Everything is spelled correctly. The grammar is good. The words _almost_ mean what the translator thought. He was simply unaware of the idiomatic usage of de+flower as a word that doesn’t exactly mean what the component parts would imply.

Marum
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Marum

@markm 0051 Flowers don’t all grow on trees….You know.

Peter Chan
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Oh haha, easy job. I have no interest in deflowering whatsoever. I don’t need the flower. I only knead the flour.

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