Feb 21, 2011

"Be Careful of Kowtow"

This was beside the escalator at an H&M store in Beijing. Isn't it a great sign?

Somehow they've translated "小心碰头" as "Be Careful of Kowtow". For your reference:
/ˈkaʊˈtaʊ, -ˌtaʊ, ˈkoʊ-
–verb (used without object)
1. to act in an obsequious manner; show servile deference.
I'm surprised no one has pried this sign off the wall with a putty knife and taken it as a souvenir by now. What a great collector's item!


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