Saturday, 6 December 2008

Weird, Off-Topic Posts (No.2): Too Complicated Even for Quantum Physicists

The Max Planck Institute publishes various journals, including the one pictured. They thought it would be nice to do one on Chinese issues, and commissioned someone to source a nice Chinese poem to put on the cover. They even got it translated and cleared by a local sinologist. Alas, not a very good sinologist.

Language Log explains that it is actually an advert for a strip club:
" With high salaries, we have cordially invited for an extended series of matinées
KK and Jiamei as directors, who will personally lead jade-like girls in the spring of youth,
Beauties from the north who have a distinguished air of elegance and allure,
Young housewives having figures that will turn you on;
Their enchanting and coquettish performance will begin within the next few days."

The Long March to a fully globalised world continues. But not always in the right direction.

No comments:

Post a Comment