I ran across this photo on Flickr recently, and had a good chuckle. It’s a sign posted in a public toilet giving instructions on how to/not to use a “sit down” toilet.
The direct translation of the characters over the picture is “how to use the horse bucket.”
For some reason, the Chinese word for a western toilet (the kind you sit on as opposed to squat over) is literally “horse bucket.”
I’ve never understood why that is, but have always found it interesting!
Image credit: Loo Sign, by Denni Schnapp, via Flickr
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