Beijing’s Subway Station Names, Translated Literally

The WSJ’s China Real Time has produced this neat map of Beijing’s subway system, with the station names translated literally into English using the machine translation tool provided by Baidu. My favorite is “Magnetic Implement Intersection”. (Click map to see larger version.)

Beijing subway map, literal translation

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Japanese Sign: “Do Not Dumb Here, Not Dumb Area Here”

Japanese Sign-Do Not Dumb HereIt actually says: “Don’t throw your garbage here”, but the English translation seems so much more profound.

(H/t Phineas Fahrquar)