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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Fair speech may hide a foul heart. - JRR Tolkien

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

The eyes have one language everywhere. - George Herbert

Poetry is what gets lost in translation. - Robert Frost

A proverb is to speech what salt is to food. - Arabic Proverb

Tears at times have all the weight of speech. - Ovid

Synonym Bun: What a thesaurus eats for breakfast - Unknown

Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it. - Christopher Morley

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

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

Real programmers can write assembly code in any language. - Larry Wall

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

Retire? I can't spell the word. I'd play in a wheelchair. - Keith Richards

I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way. - Mark Twain

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

Wisdom is knowing when to speak your mind and when to mind your speech. - Evangel

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

Three problems we have: lack of boundaries, insufficient language, incompletions. - Thomas Leonard

The most beautiful words in the English language are "cheque enclosed". - Dorothy Parker

If you cannot understand me in my speech, how can you understand me in my silence? - Ravi Zacharias

I personally think we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain. - Jane Wagner

Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree. - Ezra Pound

I just wasn't cut out to be a Chinese Tiger Mom. I'm more of an Irish Setter Dad. - P.J. O'Rourke

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

I never made a mistake in grammar but once in my life, and as soon as I done it. I seen it. - Carl Sandburg

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

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

Grammar, which knows how to lord it over kings, and with high hands makes them obey its laws. - Moliere

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

Give me a few lines of a man's handwriting; that will be sufficient for me to get him hanged. - Cardinal Richelieu

German is the most extravagantly ugly language - it sounds like someone using a sick bag on a 747. - Willy Rushton

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

The names of colors are at the edge, between where language fails and where it's at its most powerful. - A.S. Byatt

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

My big focus is China and OPEC and all of these countries that are just absolutely destroying the United States. - Donald Trump

Thanksgiving is the language of heaven, and we had better start to learn it if we are not to be mere dumb aliens there. - AJ Gossip

The ability to speak several languages is an asset, but the ability to keep your mouth shut in any language is priceless. - Unknown

He respects Owl, because you can't help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn't spell it right. - A. A. Milne

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are,
"I'm from the government and I'm here to help." - Ronald Reagan

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


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12-May-2021