Say It Right Series

Superstition Redux: Expansion Sentences as Fortune Cookies

Posted by henning October 5, 2008 in the Group General Discussion.

Tags: Nonsense, Off-Topic, superstition

I can't fight it. When I work through the Expansion sentences, my brain always tries to attach some deep wisdom or meaning to those isolated sentences. And some of those really function really well as horoscopes or fortune cookies:

正经地方不能乱花
(You should spend your money on serious stuff. Don't waste it.)


(You've packed it too full, it's cumbersome now.)

最近靠谱新闻越来越多
(There has been more and more unreliable news lately.)

 

And what hidden messages might lie in?

电脑坏了的话指定地点维修
(If the computer's broken, you have to go to a designated repair shop.)

工地机器轰鸣说话大声
(You have to speak loudly in order to be heard over the roar of the construction machinery.)

 

Try it. If you do it skillfully you can add a perfect new layer of paranoioa upon your life ;)

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