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But one sign, at least one that I can recognize, has an unexpected bonus. A visual pun.
Look at the "Do Drunk Driving" sign. The character for "alcohol" (the one partly in red and with a line through it) has part of its standard shape altered to look like a car.
You can see the usual shape of the character
elsewhere on the sign. Its the only character in the set with the water radical which in turn is in red on the large character.
Its the middle character in the left column.
I don't know enough characters to render the sign into intelligible english, but what they've done with the "alcohol" character strikes me as wonderful, and of course, its a trick that's hard to replicate in english.
Hmmmm....Maybe if you wrote cartoonish "blob shaped" letters and made the word into a picture of what it represents you could get something of the effect in English.
The characters SEEM to say something like black mushroom (mushrooms are or can be "tree ears" hence the characters for "Tree" and "ear" on the can) followed by yet another character I don't know (Which would be pretty much all of them).
Chinese has a lot of inferred or implied grammar-y things (I'm forgetting the formal term for it) where in English it would be explicit and redundant.
In English: Driving after consuming alcohol is prohibited.
Jew's Ear is indeed a fungus.
The visual pun thing is still neat.