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By Sidney Harris

ISBN-10: 081351410X

ISBN-13: 9780813514109

"What's so humorous approximately technology? Sidney Harris, that is what." -Isaac Asimov

"The humor in technology that's most generally laughed at comes from non-scientists, just like the cartoonist Sidney Harris." -The manhattan occasions e-book Review

Sidney Harris is America's most popular technology cartoonist. He has been praised via luminaries resembling Linus Pauling and Isaac Asimov, in addition to numerous others in the course of the international, for his skill to discover humor in what's commonly considered as a just a little dry subject.

Harris does for technological know-how what Scott Adams (the author of Dilbert) does for company: his designated point of view illustrates the medical and technological environments in this type of humorous manner that everybody can get pleasure from it.

Now this best-selling publication has been up to date and revised with new cartoons. it is the excellent reward for an entire new new release of lovers. yet no matter if you are purely mildly attracted to technology and technology--or simply imagine that what is going on in these disciplines may be wacky at times--then this publication is absolute to make you chortle out loud!

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Most English native speakers, on the other hand, lack sufficient command of Chinese that would allow them to take the job. That many Chinese students struggle with the English language, hence the abundant Chinese academic literature on classroom Chinglish, is well-known, but not relevant here. 2. We don’t care No matter if it is right or wrong, as long as it looks foreign, cool, and different, we are fine with it. This approach highly appeals to me not only because of garbled English phrases but also because of the countless unintelligible Hanyu pinyin signs—gibberish pinyin if you like—where it is highly unclear to me who the target group for this line of nonsense Latin characters is.

It is my most sincere hope that this book is understood as a bridge rather than a border. Chinglish is very often funny because of the sometimes scarily direct nature of the new meaning produced by the translation. A “deformed man toilet” in Shanghai or an “anus hospital” in Beijing is funny because it instantly destroys linguistic euphemisms we Westerners have carefully built up when talking about sensitive topics. Chinglish annihilates these conventions right away. Chinglish is right in your face.

Why? Because his English is the best! But what does that really mean? Poor Little Wang has to deal with something he might not be familiar with at all, but his superiors regard his English to be the best—in the company. So naturally he gets selected for the task. No one notices the problems afterwards because his boss’s English is virtually nonexistent, so nobody bothers. 4. We want to do it ourselves This would be a discussion about “losing face”: how come we’ve built the Great Wall and the Forbidden City and now need to rely on red-haired barbarians helping us with their language!

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