Sunday, March 9, 2003

What Were They Thinking?
    — Glonous Cultual Chcosticks

“What Were They Thinking?” highlights products and presentations which just don’t make sense.

I don’t know what company makes these wooden chopsticks, but you can find them all over the country.  This wrapper came from Las Vegas, and I’ve seen the same one in Seattle.  There’s a stereotype about really bad foreign translations, but this really takes the cake.  Or the mu shu, anyway.

Here is what the text says, in case you can’t make it out from the image:
Welcome to Chinese Restaurant
please try your Nice Chinese Food With Chopsticks
the traditional and typical of Chinese glonous history.
and cultual.


Tuk under        thurnb
and held firmly

Learn how to use your chopsticks
Add second chcostick
hold it as you hold
a pencil

Hold tirst chopstick
in originai position
move the second one
up and down
Now you can pick
up anything :


Updated on June 28, 2004
Remixed into original blog

Updated on December 14, 2009
They have apparently done some updates to this package over time, since I've seen some more recent versions which fixed some (but not all) of the typos.  I wonder if they are from bad OCR software?

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