Dedicated to the misuse of Asian characters… – 16/08/2010

Finally, I’ve found a link that will lead to more laughs than furrowed brows, confused stares or plain fear. Although this time, it may lead to schadenfreude.

Hanzi Smatter is a blog “dedicated to the misuse of Chinese characters in Western culture.” Largely focused on tattoo art, it’s hard not to feel pity for some, bewildered by others and plain rib-tickling giggles at the rest. Let the fighting over the fact that some Japanese is involved (but that those Kanji come from a Chinese past) begin! Instant classic:
from: Alex Y.
to: “”
date: Sun, Aug 15, 2010 at 9:44 AM
subject: Friend’s tattoo

Wondering if you could translate this. My friend thinks it says something like, “to learn as much as possible.”



Hanzi Smatter says:
means “empty, hollow, bare, deserted”.

(eds. note. Some people don’t understand the internet. Photo can’t be posted, but it’s link can be.)