Archive for Signs

Should there be a Constantine Memorial Column in Istanbul?

Sign for a tram stop in Istanbul:

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Pixie shoes

A stylish clothing company comes up with sexy new shoes worthy of an elf or a pixie, and look at their ad:

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Green box deep male shrine

Photograph taken by Yuanfei Wang in Baihou Town 百侯镇, Tai Po 大埔, Guangdong Province:

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Murgers and biangbiang in London

Restaurant sign in Mayfair:

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Diglossia in action

Neil Kubler spotted this restaurant sign last week in Xi'an in northwest China:

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Do not puke

Thai sign over a sink in a restroom, from Alexander Bukh on Facebook:

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Awesome sushi barbecue restaurant

From Nora Castle, who came across this restaurant which has just opened in Coventry, England:

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Go protest on Causeway Road

From the Facebook page of the Hong Kong poet, Tammy Ho Lai-Ming, president of PEN Hong Kong, as reproduced in Andrea Lingenfelter, "At This Moment, Everyone Is a Revolution: The Poems of Tammy Ho Lai-Ming and the Hong Kong Crisis", Blog // Los Angeles Review of Books (8/4/19):

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"HKers add oil"

Photograph in the Wall Street Journal, "Hong Kong Protesters Fill Streets in District With History of Violent Clashes:  Police are under pressure to contain weeks of tear-gas-soaked demonstrations against mainland China's growing influence", by John Lyons and Joyu Wang (8/3/19):

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Hong Kong counterprotestors, Mandarin honorifics

[This is a guest post by Brendan O'Kane]

Like pretty much everyone else I know, I've been following the news out of Hong Kong with a mixture of hope and admiration and absolute dread. I was looking at reports from yesterday's rally in support of the police when something caught my eye: the sign text in this image:


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Mixed scripts on a Beijing bookstore sign

Interesting combination of scripts for the Military Bookstore on Dì'ān mén xī dàjiē 地安门西大街 (" Di'anmen West Street") (lots of concrete barriers out front!):

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Restaurant logo with a dingus

Klaus Nuber writes: "Sometime ago I saw the sign of this 'Asia Palast' with the logo consisting of the two chairs and the round dingus between. Is this logo just cute or has it a hanzi background?"

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Toilet revolution, an unfinished business: beware!

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