Saturday, May 9, 2015

Few readers have been sending me the story about a food vendor called Bing Mi! in Portland, Oregon.

The biggest gripe besides the owner is not Chinese yet selling one of the most traditional northern Chinese food item, is the fact that its signage is wrong.

Although I have no problem of the proprietor columbusing Chinese pancake wrap, but its signage is somewhat silly or a poor pun attempt.

劍兵 (sword soldier) on the sign is not associated with the delicious wrap in terms of context, rather it is the homophone of 煎餅 (Chinese pancake wrap).
from: Mike R.
date: Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 8:32 AM
subject: Can you translate?

Hi, this horrible tattoo was a birthday gift when I was 18.. I don't know what it actually says but it's supposed to say Love, Luck, Wealth, Wisdom.. I'm almost certain it doesn't. Please help. Thank you.

The second () and fourth () characters are reversed.