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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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Is this Cantonese, Mandarin, or a combination of the two?

Sign on a municipal bus in San Francisco:


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Chinese signs in Australian election

As most people are aware, Australia had its general election last week.  Chinese politicians and signs promoting them were very much in evidence.  Here's an example of one that caused a lot of controversy:

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We close today for some reason

Seen on an entry door in San Francisco:

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