Thursday, January 6, 2005

Old Navy's Kung Fu Knock-Off

I saw this t-shirt at a local Old Navy store. It is a knock-off of the Bruce Lee/Kung Fu type of t-shirt. The top two character says "Kung Fu (or Gong Fu)", but I don't know what the bottom two meant.

The phrase means "power; (ability to) influence", but what is ?

Especially when is written in Simplified version of . Any Bruce Lee's fan would know that he was from Hong Kong, which used the Traditional version of Chinese.

= skill; art; kung fu; labor; effort

1 comment:

  1. FWIW, the two characters are homophonous with 力士 meaning "muscleman".

    (Qiao Dawen)