We've all laughed about these signs on the internet for years, and now it seems China has some motivation to correct them.
Fixing English a sign of the Olympics
BEIJING, (AFP) - Call it a sign of the times, but China wants to fix the embarrassing English on Beijing's bilingual signs as part of an image make-over before it hosts the 2008 Olympics.
The China Daily reported that a "Use Accurate English to Welcome the Olympics" campaign has drawn more than 300 contributions from people pointing out garbles and giggles from signs across the city.
The Park of Ethnic Minorities is identified as "Racist Park." Emergency exits at Beijing international airport read "No entry on peacetime."
And drivers are warned about the hazards of a wet road with a sign that reads: "The slippery are very crafty."
All signs are to be corrected by 2007, the paper said.