- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 112 pages, 85 colour photos
- Publisher: Gibbs M. Smith Inc
- Publication Date: 18/09/2007
- Category: Slang & dialect humour
- ISBN: 9781423603351
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Review by Katbear
Any book that makes me laugh out loud this much gets 5 stars.
Review by MeditationesMartini
This book really doesn't have a reason to exist. I mean, if there's anything the Internet is for, it's shit like this. And wow, the German Sinologist who compiled it and the linguist who wrote the foreword sure treat it like a serious and noble undertaking when it's just about a few cheap laughs, with all their talk about the future role of English and the nature of cross-cultural communication. But they do good with bringing in the kind of sentimental silly tear-to-your-eye marketing copy on stationery and shit, and reviews and things that aren't even ungrammatical but give you a sense of how English is used in a Chinese context, as well as your "children stick in source" menus and whatever. And I liked seeing that Great Wall sign from Jinshanling about saving your own life by not picking the flowers. And "deformed man bathroom" will always be funny. But yeah, not a tonne of reason to exist.