Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Yet Another Memory

"A hit on my blog from Taiwan! Interesting!"

Part of the enjoyment of maintaining a blog is watching hits from around the world.

Two days later there was a second hit from the same IP address in Taiwan. That piqued my curiosity more. A few days later I checked my email and found several comments on old posts. The comments were in Chinese.

Something isn't right. Why would anyone post Chinese on an English blog?

I took a few of the Chinese symbols and entered them into a Chinese to English translation web page. The first translation was innocuous.
免费 transliterates as miǎnfèi and means free of charge
The next translation didn't fall into the innocuous category.
情 transliterates as sèqíng and means erotic or pornographic
I was not pleased. I deleted the comments.

But, this experience did bring back a memory from my childhood. My mother had a small autograph book with wooden front and back covers held together by a ribbon. It was filled with notes and autographs from people she met during World War II. One comment was written in Chinese. I asked her what it meant and she said she didn't know. If I remember correctly, it was written by a co-worker in an aircraft factory in Niagara Falls where she worked for a short period of time. It would be interesting to have it translated.

So... to my sisters. Do either of you have the book? If so, take a photo of the page and send it to me. My immediate supervisor at work is Chinese. I'll ask her to translate it.


Blogger Alex Pendragon said...

So, some spammer in China thought YOU would be interested in free Chinese porn.....Paul, Paul, where HAVE you been?

8/05/2009 03:41:00 AM  

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