Wednesday, March 9, 2005
Trendy Pro-Communism Purses
Reader Chris Port emails:
"I saw this site offering purses with (in addition to skulls) 'cool Asian script that no one knows the meaning of!' This looked like a job for Hanzi Smatter. Here's a closeup pic of the purses [shown above]. Thanks for any enlightenment you can grant, Chris"
努力 = great effort; strive; try hard
完成 = complete, finish, settle; whole
整 = orderly, neat, tidy; whole
黨 (simplified version 党) = political party, gang, faction
Professor David Porter of University of Michigan has a collection of original pro-Communism Chinese slogans. The original quote was:
which translates as "It is our great duty for the [communist] party to complete recognize itself and keep the spirit positive."