Clodfobble Tuesday Feb 12 11:03 AM
February 12, 2008: Alphabet blocks from China
Originally posted over in the humor thread, I've been encouraged that these are simply too mind-boggling to let slip by.
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Feb 12 11:22 AM
I don't know if these are funny or sad.
glatt Tuesday Feb 12 11:23 AM
I had followed the link before, and surely these can't be real. Can they? The last several sets are just too weird to be true.
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Feb 12 11:26 AM
I would tend to believe them true, after seeing other examples of Engrish on exported products.
Clodfobble Tuesday Feb 12 11:43 AM
Most of them have decent explanations, when you work hard enough at it:
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Feb 12 12:11 PM
A backhoe for Navvy makes sense. Isn't the Navy full of ho's?
Beest Tuesday Feb 12 12:44 PM
A Navvy was a originally labourer who dug canals (Navigations) in Britian in the late 18th century and has been applied to manual labourers since.
Flint Tuesday Feb 12 01:25 PM
astrodex Tuesday Feb 12 03:36 PM
Since ALL alphabet blocks available in the US are made in China you'd think they would have a lot of reference materials.
deadbeater Tuesday Feb 12 07:47 PM
I thought the Volkswagon Rabbit has an all right repair record. Why is 'Wecker' underneath its caption?
monster Tuesday Feb 12 08:27 PM
A gee is not a type of horse. The full term is gee-gee and it's a British slang term used predominatly for children, but also in regards to betting. It comes from the "go" command "gee-up".
tw Tuesday Feb 12 09:53 PM
I'm still trying to understand why that soup can in my boot has an expiry date.
JuancoRocks Tuesday Feb 12 10:38 PM
Kinda like port and starboard in horse language.
"The word "gee" in the Oxford English Dictionary has four
meanings, the last of which is a command to a horse. Apparently
this command means different things in different areas: turn to
the right; go forward; or to move faster."
monster Tuesday Feb 12 11:00 PM
But in the UK it means forward (or faster) and that is where the term gee-gee for horse comes from.
glatt Wednesday Feb 13 09:34 AM
xoxoxoBruce Wednesday Feb 13 12:00 PM
Those Brits talk funny, ya know.
monster Wednesday Feb 13 09:47 PM
deadbeater Wednesday Feb 13 11:47 PM
And the Jalor ship should be called 'junk' instead. Just because...