Chinglish spam

Hilarious little article in The Register highlights the text of a spam message that brought back to mind the English subtitles I’d often see in pirated Chinese CDs.

It is a pearlite goods factory of Hebei province of China, the main variety that the speciality produces: Pearl mere sands, pearlite( 2. 5 mm-7mm),it regulate explosives densities because pharmaceutical( hate pearlite water), hate water keep pearlites warm board of, The cement pearlite keeps the board warm, the pearlite is helped and strain the pharmaceutical. The price is favourable , welcome old and new customers to consult the business, but process and made according to different needs, Hope to cooperate with you!

No, I don’t know what “pearlite” is either, but the article gives some helpful links if you’re curious.

The Discussion: 3 Comments

I’d love to hear your opinion on transgenders in China,

May 11, 2004 @ 9:10 pm | Comment

Rachel, I read it and I think it’s wonderful. Slowly but surely the Chinese are undergoing a liberalization, at least when it comes to social issues. Now, if only there were parallel advancements when it comes to political issues, then I’d be infintely more optimistic about China.

May 11, 2004 @ 9:15 pm | Comment

I just finished marking a pile of essays written (mostly) by asian overseas students, and I can say that I think there’s a chance this was written from a graduate of my (Australian) university. sigh. Then there were the 17 who got 0 marks because I found the entire contents of their essays using google. sigh again.

May 12, 2004 @ 7:55 pm | Comment

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