Signs In China: Keep Off the Grass

I spent 5 weeks in China last summer and I miss it.  I decided that this week I would post pictures of signs that I saw in that wonderful country. These signs are attempts at English that turn out to be utter failures, or like the one below, have a certain elegance.  It seems to shame us into staying off the grass.  I love it.

Published by Roger Colby, Novelist, Editor

Roger Colby is a novelist and teacher who has taught English for nearly two decades. He is also an avid reader of science fiction who feels, like many other sci-fi readers, that he has read everything. He writes science fiction for the reader who is looking for the next best thing, something to excite them into reading again. This blog is his journey as a writer and his musings about writing. He also edits manuscripts for a fee and is an expert at helping you reach your full potential as a writer.

2 thoughts on “Signs In China: Keep Off the Grass

  1. I have a what I think is a oriental tea jar, with grass handwriting on it , it was found while my husband was in the septic tank business, keep in mind this has been over 35-40 years ago. It is clearly hand made and cooked in a old kiln, it has writing on it and I have done research on it in southeast America, the orientals have took me this far and wanted. Me to send it to the Museum of natural arts in New York City, which I will not do! Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated, and I assume American Indian or part of the civil war may be where it came from? Please write me with any info! Sharonodom@yahoo.com.

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