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December 14, 2013
Comments Off on Missing the point … again
Learn to be easily blindsided by recourse to hidebound rules. Some lack of rules are meant for profit-taking, my friends.
May 15, 2012
Comments Off on Your ‘cum’ is rubbish
‘FAIL’ on several levels:— (Victoria Park, Hong Kong, 10 May 2012) This is exactly the kind of antics that call into question one’s reputation, capability and mental stability. * You’re not writing a bleedin’ essay, so stop using cum. It’s also liable to be made fun of because of its pornographic connotations, jizzhead. If you […]
June 5, 2011
Comments Off on Upscale restroom sign
From a friend’s email couple of days ago: Definitely a WIN here… © Learn English or Starve, 2011.
September 10, 2010
Comments Off on Control and accusations
Anyone want to hazard a guess what this sign is about? Why is this sign hard to understand on first sight? Why is it also wrong grammatically and meaning-wise? How would you rewrite it? (Henderson Land construction site at 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong)