Tour Step in China

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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The eyes have one language everywhere. - George Herbert

Poetry is what gets lost in translation. - Robert Frost

I am the Roman Emperor and am above grammar. - Emperor Sigismund

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

Synonym Bun: What a thesaurus eats for breakfast - Unknown

I have often regretted my speech, never my silence. - Xenocrates

Language exerts hidden power, like a moon on the tides. - Rita Mae Brown

A sage thing is timely silence, and better than any speech. - Plutarch

I failed kindergarten because I couldn't spell my last name. - Zach Galifianakis

To a child's ear, 'mother' is magic in any language. - Arlene Benedict

I look like I'm Chinese or Thai or Japanese - very different. - Mary Kom

The four most beautiful words in our common language: I told you so. - Gore Vidal

If you're a good numbers person, you're a bad language person. - Frank Luntz

Grammar is a piano I play by ear. All I know about grammar is its power. - Joan Didion

What else is there to live for? Chinese food and women. There is nothing else! - Dudley Moore

If we are a country committed to free speech, then why do we have phone bills? - Steven Wright

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

No Chinese Catholics are allowed to worship ancestors in their familial temples. - Pope Clement XI

Actions, looks, words and steps form the alphabet by which you may spell character. - Johann Kasper Lavater

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

My wife has a slight impediment in her speech. Every now and then she stops to breathe. - Jimmy Durante

People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid. - Soren Kierkegaard

Everybody laughs the same in every language because laughter is a universal connection. - Yakov Smirnoff

The first man to use abusive language instead of his fists was the founder of civilization. - Sigmund Freud

I think those neighborhood signs that say 'slow children playing' are so very mean. - Zach Galifianakis

Officialese: A government language where you can understand the words, but not the sentences - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

It's a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water. - Franklin P. Jones

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

I, schooled in misery, know many purifying rites, and I know where speech is proper and where silence. - Aeschylus

I had a meal last night. I ordered everything in French - surprised everybody, it was a Chinese restaurant. - Tommy Cooper

If the English language made any sense, 'lackadaisical' would have something to do with a shortage of flowers. - Doug Larson

The protean nature of the computer is such that it can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited. - Alan Kay

Grammar: 1. Lives with granpar; 2. The difference between Feeling Your Nuts and Feeling You’re Nuts. - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

An organization's ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage. - Jack Welch

I glanced out the window at the signs of spring. The sky was almost blue, the trees were almost budding, the sun was almost bright. - Millard Kaufman

I thought about how mothers feed their babies with tiny little spoons and forks so I wondered, what do Chinese mothers use? Toothpicks? - George Carlin

Music is a language that doesn't speak in particular words. It speaks in emotions, and if it's in the bones, it's in the bones. - Keith Richards

I'll love you, dear, I'll love you till China and Africa meet and the river jumps over the mountain and the salmon sing in the street. - W H Auden

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters. One represents danger, and the other represents opportunity. - John F Kennedy


see also   Language  Section
Basic Rules of English Spelling and Grammar
Books Never Written
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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No Fee Chinese Detective
One Thousand Words
Practice Safe Text
Punctuation Is Importanter
Punctuation Matters
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27-Oct-2020