Poisonous & Evil Rubbish

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Under "Frontiers of recycling", Brian Leiter tweeted this charming sign:


It says:

yǒudú yǒuhài lājī (PRC) / lèsè (Taiwan)


toxic and harmful garbage

Online translators:

Google Translate:  toxic and harmful garbage

Baidu Fanyi:  toxic and hazardous waste

Bing Translator:  toxic and harmful waste

In this case, the machines are better than some humans!


Selected readings

"Pernicious garbage" (11/8/15)

"Yellow, gambling, poison" (12/8/11)

"Academic rubbish" (7/13/19)


[Thanks to David J. Lobina]


  1. Bathrobe said,

    April 27, 2021 @ 9:20 am

    Poisonous and evil rubbish sounds like a Cultural Revolution slogan.

  2. alex said,

    April 27, 2021 @ 9:49 am


    with the 100th anniversary founding of party coming its almost unbearable really seems like CR is returning. all the school kids dressed and singing the songs etc and prop posters everywhere

  3. Mark Metcalf said,

    April 30, 2021 @ 9:32 am

    Brings to mind those memorable propaganda comics published on PRC social media in May 2020 about sorting categories of "foreign trash" (洋垃圾分类图鉴) in response to the pandemic in Wuhan.

    The comics are archived on China Digital Times:

    The bin for "evil trash" is on the far left.

    As the text that follows the comics explains:

    When the epidemic broke out in Wuhan, many foreigners sneered at China, but China was unanimous and gave a beautiful answer to the closed-book exam.
    Subsequently, the domestic epidemic situation gradually stabilized, but foreign countries began to fully outbreak. Those foreigners who once mocked China were dumbfounded, and many tried to find refuge in China.
    And China has also demonstrated the demeanor and responsibility of a big country, helping the people of the world as much as possible, and jointly fighting against New Coronary Pneumonia. However, the story of the farmer and the snake is also staged.
    Some of these foreigners not only do not know how to be grateful, but instead of following the rules, asking for privileges, insulting and attacking medical staff, and even clamoring for the Chinese to get out, it is really furious!
    In this epidemic, China has made so many contributions to the world, and has also provided material assistance to many countries. These foreign garbage have mistakenly thought that China should serve them for granted!
    It is simply a pit in my head, daydreaming!
    It ’s your duty to help you, not to help!
    Since you want to take refuge in China, you must abide by Chinese rules and regulations!
    We do not discriminate against any foreigner, but we do not condone any foreigner!
    We welcome warm and friendly foreigners;
    But for those foreign garbage that are special and chaotic, please get out of China! ! !

  4. Gijs Doorenbos said,

    April 30, 2021 @ 10:34 am

    As seen previously on https://www.engrish.com/2005/03/rubbish/

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