A Hong Kong Youtube personality released a video lamenting Hong Kong is still a colony.… Read More Hong Kong is Still a Colony
After Facebook updated its Android app 2 days ago, netizens found that the interface of the app has been switched to Simplified Chinese.… Read More Facebook Forces Hong Kong Users to Adopt Simplified Chinese Interface
Yesterday, a netizen saw a Chinese University of Hong Kong’s banner which is in Simplified Chinese and tells new post graduate students where to take shuttle bus in University Station.… Read More Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Simplified Chinese Banner Provokes Anger
Yesterday, a photo of Macau McDonald’s replacing its traditional Chinese sign with a simplified Chinese one was widely shared on Facebook and drew criticism from both Macau and Hong Kong netizens.… Read More War on Simplified Chinese Character
On March 31st 2012, a new shopping mall called “Popcorn” was opened in Tseung Kwan O. There is a French cafe by the French chain agnès b called agnès b. café l.p.g, which also has branches in high class shopping malls like IFC. A netizen found that menus inside are only in English and simplified… Read More “agnès b., brand of shame” (updated with the aftermath)
I just saw on Facebook that a Citi Bank advertisement in Causeway Bay, which is in simplified Chinese, was painted with “大69”, which means “Mainland dog”. “大6” is homophone of “大陸” Mainland while “9” is homophone of “狗” dog. I think the person wrote in numbers to save time.