Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Do You Know What Your Shirt Says?

A lot of people I know wear T-shirts with Chinese symbols on them. I don't. I'm too scared to wear T-shirts that contain stuff printed in a language that I don't understand. I'm afraid someone somewhere in China might be manufacturing T-shirts with the following slogans written in Chinese:

1. I have an embarrassingly small willy.
2. Your mother-in-law's ass is hairy.
3. I am a terrorist.
4. If you can read this, you are a stupid Chink!

You can easily see how wearing a T-shirt with any of these things printed on it might get me into trouble with anyone who is a member of NAMBLA or works for the CIA or just about anyone else who happens to understand Chinese. If a Chinese member of NAMBLA, who is an undercover agent for the CIA, reads it, I'll be buggered to death! I know there are more than a billion Chinese folk around, plus the number of people who took it as a second language in school. I don't think the risk is worth taking. [Let's not forget that Kung-Fu was invented in China.]

The reason I'm fairly confident that someone might print something along the above lines on a T-shirt is because that's precisely what I would do if I were given the task of printing the designs on T-shirts in a language that the people wearing them couldn't read. [Note to all: Do not wear T-shirts designed by me.]

I also avoid T-shirts with written material in Finnish, Gaelic, Swahili and Singhalese. However, I fear the Chinese the most. The reason for this is primarily two-fold:

1. I don't trust the Chinese.
2. I haven't come across any T-shirts with the above languages on them.

The next time you wear a Chinese T-shirt, make sure you don't walk around any Chinese people.

6 comments:

Rob Fitzgerald said...

Point taken. I personally don't own any of these shirts either, but I think I'm going to start telling people I know what they mean, just to see what happens.

Ekta said...

woops!
I live in HK and now I am going to be extra careful!

Agarwaen Mormegil said...

hahahahaha!! that was funny dude. but i wouldn't trust the french, romanian and the arabs either. hehehe....
btw, my blog is back in action after 4 weeks break.

Siddhu said...

Knock knock? Anyone around?

SwitchBlade said...

WHAT??? And I thought NAMBLA stands for Non American Marlon Brando Look-Alikes?? I wonder if its too late to cancel my membership! LOLzzzz

PS - Just some sad humour on my part.Kindly ignore....

Anonymous said...

i dont get it......how does nambla come into the picture?