February 09, 2008

A is for Apple...

And E is for Epidiascope. And then there's Navvy, Armet, Wecker, and "Destroy the Evidence". It's not only supermarket signs where a bit of editorial oversight might be advisable -- the foundations of Chinglish are laid early.

A colleague of ours found this set of building blocks to help children learn English. One of the things that is so amazing about teaching English as a foreign language is that it forces you to rethink components of English you take for granted and experience the language in a completely new way. With that in mind, try to remember back...far back...to yourself at a more innocent time.

For the whole hilarious set, see "Chumble Spuzz" at the peer-see blog, by Emily and Joshua. [Hat tip: Victor Mair]

Posted by Mark Liberman at February 9, 2008 02:21 PM