Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Chinglish

My friend asked me if I'd seen the blunder by the San Francisco TV station which reported that the names of the three people killed in the plane crash there were Wi Tu Lo, Ho Lee Fuk and Bang Ting Ow and the Captain was Sum Ting Wong.
He remembers being given a card by an earnest young South Korean broker from Dong Bang Securities: the name was One Suk Su.

6 Comments:

Anonymous kinglear said...

Dear WW, I sometimes wonder if your deeply beloved's sense of humour is invading you....

9:23 pm  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

MDB would be insulted Kl!

6:52 am  
Anonymous kinglear said...

In which case I apologise. Though it must be one of your young nephews/godchildren!!

1:12 pm  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

Actually it's my friend in the Highlands - I expect the sun has gone to his head!

3:24 pm  
Blogger Angus said...

Or as a young banker visiting Toyota and being handed a card by the teh CFO , Mr.Fukutome . Some meetings you know are fated !

6:49 pm  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

LOL Angus

10:14 am  

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