Monday, July 14, 2008


Have you seen this bit about the Chinese government removing signs with inaccurate translations before the Olympics? Some of them are pretty funny:

Having fun prohibited.
Dying right here is strictly prohibited.
If you are stolen, call the police at once.

Others are offensive, so proceed to above link with caution.

Meanwhile, I love the Olympics, especially the swimming and diving events. Back when synchronized swimming was an official event, my sister and I worked for hours and hours perfecting routines in our backyard swimming pool. Now THAT was fun.

"All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath."

- F. Scott Fitzgerald


  1. Hi Irene,

    I get such a kick out of how things tend to get lost in translation!

    You and your sister practicing synchronized swimming...TOO CUTE!!!

    Hugs and love,

  2. I also have fond memories of choreographing synchronized swimming routines in our backyard pool. Another fun Summer memory!


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