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Plain EngRish #12 : No Smoking

Plain EngRish this week goes out to Asia and its wacky ‘No Smoking’ signs.

For a continent with a rather large smoking population, Asia seems to have an uncanny ability of morphing this common interdiction into some incredibly peculiar EngRish, which differs greatly from one country to the next. Regardless of these differences, however, the result is always the same: highly amusing EngRish.

Let me take you on a little tour of Asia’s ‘No Smoking’ EngRish and you will soon see what I mean.

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Try Something New: Volunteer in Cambodia

If you’re heading to Cambodia, you should probably be warned that you’re in for one of the most fun, interesting and enriching trips of your life.  Between the tropical beaches of the South, the jaw-dropping Angkor temples of the North and the heart-wrenching yet eye-opening war remnants scattered around the country, it’s easy to while away weeks, if not months, in this dusty, friendly place.  So why not spend some of this time giving a little back to a country that you will invariably get so much from? Continue reading