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Trevor Crossman 116/01/2021 11:57:41
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I've seen many examples of peculiar instructions for mechanical and electronic machinery that's made in RoC, but this example of Chinglish is the weirdest that I have seen !

The function of the item is quite straightforward because it's simply a register plate for mounting a heater, but whatever has rabbits got to do with it😀img_20210116_113430621.jpg

Edited By SillyOldDuffer on 16/01/2021 12:15:14

Bo'sun16/01/2021 12:14:54
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Google translator maybe?

Nigel Graham 216/01/2021 12:33:12
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It is amusing, and does look like unthinking use of a translation programme; but before we go ROFL-ing, let's ask ourselves if our knowledge of their language is any better!

You'd think they'd find an native English speaker to edit the text; maybe by simply e-posting the mss to their agents in the UK and USA for help.

Is this for a gas-fire of some sort? If so perhaps they mean rabbit's-tail flame shape, just as we refer to fish-tail flames.

Even so, the " Car Rice Gold " must be a very secret society indeed!

Michael Gilligan16/01/2021 13:27:18
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Trevor

Is there, by any chance, a copy of the Chinese version available ?

... it would be interesting [and possibly useful] to run that through various translators.

MichaelG.

Howard Lewis16/01/2021 14:20:02
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At least someone understood the instructions!

Probably translated with one hand on the keyboard and the other flicking through the pages of a Mandarin / English dictionary.

That may set some hares, rather than rabbits, running!

Or is that a red herring?

Rather like the instructions for a German made pencil sharpener

"Sharp points upon pencils unobjectionable are"

Howard

V8Eng16/01/2021 14:46:21
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If it all goes wrong obviously that will be be because you did not follow the instructions properly.wink

Edited By V8Eng on 16/01/2021 14:47:59

Georgineer16/01/2021 14:53:07
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It reads rather like some of the computer generated text posted by Janelle Shane in her AI Weirdness blog.

https://aiweirdness.com/

George B.

Bill Phinn16/01/2021 17:05:57
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You might want to submit it to this site:

https://www.engrish.com/#

 "electronic machinery that's made in RoC"

Do you mean the RoC or the PRC, Trevor? English coming out of the RoC is generally of a higher standard.

 

Edited By Bill Phinn on 16/01/2021 17:06:31

Oldiron16/01/2021 17:21:21
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Posted by Howard Lewis on 16/01/2021 14:20:02:

Rather like the instructions for a German made pencil sharpener

"Sharp points upon pencils unobjectionable are"

Howard

I did not know that Yoda was German. smiley

regards

Trevor Crossman 116/01/2021 19:04:32
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 16/01/2021 13:27:18:

Trevor

Is there, by any chance, a copy of the Chinese version available ?

... it would be interesting [and possibly useful] to run that through various translators.

MichaelG.

No I'm afraid not Michael, the diesel heater kit of parts from which this plate is taken actually comes with a very simple and easy to follow instruction book, which to be fair does seem to be more common than it was years ago. It's the label on the register or mounting plate that amused me as soon as I checked through the contents.

Michael Gilligan16/01/2021 23:44:51
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Thanks anyway, Trevor yes

MichaelG.

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