Wednesday, May 16, 2007

hop on

I pass this shop on the minibus every time I go to HKU, and yesterday I walked down the hill from the campus just to take a picture of it. "Hop On" is of course a great name for a bicycle shop. But in this case, I think the fact that the English name has any relevance at all is purely coincidental. The name "Hop On" is just the romanization of the Chinese name, which means "cooperation and peace."I'm sure there are plenty of other "double meaning" signs like this in Hong Kong. I wonder if anyone has created a website/book about this phenomenon...probably. But if not, maybe I will...

No comments: