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Welcome once again to the wonderful world of Chinglish! Perhaps you'd like to start your trip by checking in to the Resist Bacteria Hotel? Once you get settled, it's time for supper. May we suggest the binaural infected cucumber? It's really quite delicious. And after supper, how about a night on the town? But remember: no voting in the pool!
Oliver Lutz Radtke is the author of Chinglish: Lost in Translation. ...

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Overview

Welcome once again to the wonderful world of Chinglish! Perhaps you'd like to start your trip by checking in to the Resist Bacteria Hotel? Once you get settled, it's time for supper. May we suggest the binaural infected cucumber? It's really quite delicious. And after supper, how about a night on the town? But remember: no voting in the pool!
Oliver Lutz Radtke is the author of Chinglish: Lost in Translation. He works as a multimedia producer and editor in Beijing.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423605843
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 1/6/2009
  • Edition description: Bilingual
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 963,933
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Oliver Lutz Radtke works as a television news producer in Singapore.

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For me, my books and my blog are fun projects, no doubt about it. But they are also a way of showing continuous belief in something that has the potential of bringing people together-people who might be different in many ways, but have so much more in common. I am more convinced than ever that Chinglish has to stay. It's a window into the Chinese mind, a phenomenon that goes beyond cheap jokes and finger pointing. Chinglish is right in your face. It challenges our linguistic conventions and, yes, it makes us laugh-about ourselves.

I am writing this sitting in the Chinese capital, surrounded by Chinglish. Mind you, this is post-Olympics Beijing. The authorities didn't succeed: they didn't eradicate all Chinglish. They couldn't have. For me, that's the real highlight of the 29th Olympic Games.

Thanks go to my publisher, Gibbs Smith, for providing me with the opportunity of a second volume, and thanks go especially to my editor, Jared Smith, who isn't afraid of long-distance calls.

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  • Posted May 20, 2009

    Book of Many Laughter!

    This little photo book was a complete impulse purchase at the register which I did not regret! Chinglish is that absurd yet strangely poetic syntax that results when someone in a Chinese government office who took a semester of English is given a dictionary and told to translate restroom signage for English-speaking tourists. The author collected his prime examples while he lived and worked in China. We took it along on a short trip and it provided a couple of hours of fun and laughs: Making smiles all over, we recommend with bright stars and snorts.

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