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Wok-ing into an English language sign



Chinese sign - Mind Your Step

When you need to “Mind Your Step” in China

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Is there another word for synonym? - George Carlin

Language is a virus from outer space. - William S Burroughs

Poetry is what gets lost in translation. - Robert Frost

Discretion in speech is more than eloquence. - Francis Bacon

Good sayings are like pearls strung together. - Chinese Proverb

Music is well said to be the speech of angels. - Thomas Carlyle

China is a big country, inhabited by many Chinese. - Charles de Gaulle

Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech. - Martin Fraquhar Tupper

Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing. - Robert Benchley

The art of communication is the language of leadership. - James Humes

I just love Chinese food. My favorite dish is number 27. - Clement Attlee

All poetry is a reproduction of the tones of actual speech. - Robert Frost

Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain. - Lily Tomlin

We are all here for a spell; get all the good laughs you can. - Will Rogers

We need a president who's fluent in at least one language. - Buck Henry

You're not a star until they can spell your name in Karachi. - Humphrey Bogart

The Republic of China - back in the Olympic Games for the first time. - David Coleman

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. - Mark Twain

I don't care what you say about me. Just be sure to spell my name wrong. - Barbra Streisand

A bore is one who has the power of speech but not the capacity for conversation. - Benjamin Desraeli

The language of the law must not be foreign to the ears of those who are to obey it. - Learned hand

Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: you find the present tense, but the past perfect. - Owens L. Pomeroy

We really have everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language. - Oscar Wilde

Speak when you're angry and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret. - L.J. Peter

Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language. - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

When my friends and I played cowboys and Indians, I was always the Chinese railroad worker. - Robin Williams

At no time is freedom of speech more precious than when a man hits his thumb with a hammer. - Marshall Lumsden

Grammar: the difference between Feeling Your Nuts and Feeling You're Nuts. - Unknown

No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement. - Florida Scott-Maxwell

I want to have a bunch of kids so I can open a factory and have free labor. Beat that, China! - Jarod Kintz

In the places I go there are things that I see that I never could spell if I stopped with the Z. - Dr. Seuss

Violence of language leads to violence of action. Angry men seldom fight if their tongues do not lead the fray. - Charles V Roman

Just because I have rice on my clothes doesn't mean I've been to a wedding. A Chinese man threw up on me. - Phyllis Diller

Language, identity, place, home: these are all of a piece - just different elements of belonging and not-belonging. - Jhumpa Lahiri

When was the last time anybody saw us beating, let's say, China in a trade deal? They kill us. I beat China all the time. - Donald Trump

Charity, good behaviour, amiable speech, unselfishness - these by the chief sage have been declared the elements of popularity. - Burmese Proverb

"I am" is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that "I do" is the longest sentence? - George Carlin

I remain convinced that obstinate addiction to ordinary language in our private thoughts is one of the main obstacles to progress in philosophy. - Bertrand Russell

Wise sayings are not only for ornament, but for action and business, having a point or edge, whereby knots in business are pierced and discovered. - Francis Bacon

Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them they translate into their own language and forthwith it is something entirely different. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


see also   Language  Section
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Chinese Proverbs
Chinese Sudoku
Commas Save Lives
Confucius Says ...
Cyberbulbs
Does A Double Positive Equal A Negative?
Double Negative Education
Engrish
First Impressions
Fuxing Lu
I Like Cooking
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Learn Chinese In 5 Minutes!
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One Thousand Words
Practice Safe Text
Punctuation Is Importanter
Punctuation Matters
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03-Apr-2020