10 November 2008

Lost in translation 2

Unick chinese cough dropsFrom Shanghai, this is the cough drop for the man with nothing to lose. This is made all the funnier by the fact that our Beijing-based tour guide referred to men from Shanghai as "pansy eunuchs."

Chinese labeling on Unick cough drops

Are they French?

I stumbled across this special at Giant on Sunday afternoon. Sure, it's a horrific typo ... but doesn't it make them sound fancier?

04 November 2008

Geography/World History 101

I'm sure Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland might have a thing or two to say about the labeling of this flag.International flags, labeled by country name, hanging from the ceiling at Hyattsville Middle School
I saw this last year when voting in the "cafetorium" at Hyattsville Middle School. The principal was nice enough when I wrote her a short email to bring this error to her attention and to discuss the differences between England and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, but she apparently didn't care enough to fix the problem. Chalk one up for the PG County Schools. Isn't this kind of like labeling the US flag "Virginia?"

While waiting in line to vote this morning, I snapped this picture before being told cameras were not allowed in the polling place.