from: Laura R.
date: Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 1:14 AM
subject: "Chinese" trash can
Hello and thank you for your awesome blog!
We recently visited the "Phantasialand" amusement park close to Cologne in Germany.
This is what the trash cans in the "Chinatown" section look like. It says "garbage" in German, and while I instantly recognized the second character as being upside down (have been studying Japanese for a while now), I'm not sure whether the first one is a correct character at all or if there is any meaning to this combination.
There were loads of upside down or gibberish characters in the "Chinese" ghost train ride, too ^^;
Thanks in advance!
Not only the second character 圾 is upside down, the first character 垃 is missing a stroke.