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Offbeat Travel Photo – Wrong Book Shop

Offbeat Travel Photo Time!

The Offbeat Travel Photo of the Week is shown below, and it was sent to me via email. It’s one of those photos where you have to say the sign out loud. The louder, the better, as this makes it even funnier!

Basically, this Offbeat Travel Photo highlights the language conundrums of the world. Otherwise, known as Engrish!

I’m just wondering if the returns department of the Wong Fook Hing Book Store is titled? Maybe the Fook Hing Returns section? Sorry, very corny joke!

Holy moly, the options and silly jokes that can be cracked from this sign are potentially endless!

Offbeat Travel Photo - Wrong Book Store

I think this photo was taken in Hong Kong after a Google search – Google knows the answer to everything… And it seems to be circulating the internet in perpetual motion, making English people laugh all over the world.

This picture could be completely doctored for all I know, but I found this Offbeat Travel Photo funny anyway and thought it was worthwhile featuring it because I scored quite a few laughs from it! If I ever come across the shop in Hong Kong, I’ll need to venture inside, and possibly buy a book – hopefully one that almost sounds just as funny as the book shop itself!

If you are still having trouble getting it, read this out loud – WONG FOOK HING BOOK STORE!  You will get the gist of it! Make sure all of your family and friends are around to witness it!


I wonder where the right one is?

Anyway, for more joy on the misunderstanding of world languages, you can read more at The Joys of Engrish!

More Offbeat Travel Stuff

Other Offbeat Travel Photos you can giggle at after the Wong Fook Hing Book Store – the Duty Free Airport Shop and the Be Nice To Health Workers sign.


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10 Responses to Offbeat Travel Photo – Wrong Book Shop

  1. Candice says:

    This is officially my new favorite blog. Hilarious.
    .-= Candice´s last blog ..Lollipops, the secret to girl success =-.

  2. Swearing says:

    You should travel around mainland China! You’ll find lots of great chinglish to photograph on signs and menus. In Beijing there’s a hair salon called “ASS Hair Salon.”

  3. j choban says:

    Funny! I also saw:
    “Slip Carefully”
    “Chemist for the Tumor of Shanghai”
    And the “Pecker Lie Fallow Shoe Store”

  4. Malaysian says:

    Just to explain a little, the shop is named after a person’s name. ‘Wong’ is the sirname, while ‘Fook Hing’ is the given name.

    Apparently the parents have to really make up their minds earlier on whether the son should be addressed by ‘Won’t F Him’ or ‘F Him’!

    Gosh, what a head-spinning name!! :)

  5. Funny photo. It may only sound odd to English but for Chinese that may be best for them.

  6. Rachel says:

    I think this photo was taken in Hong Kong after a Google search. It could be doctored for all I know. Wrong Book Shop This entry is filed under Travel.

  7. This is a very humorous name for a book store in English, but I do wonder what it really means in Chinese? Is it merely the name of the shopkeeper? Thanks for sharing!

  8. I love little Engrish gems like this, I doubt it’s doctored.

  9. Hilarye says:

    hahahaha I so hope this is real. Maybe it’s just a very clever shopowner.

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