Okay, everyone's watching the Olympics. For men, it's about the women's beach volleyball- for the women, they're into the men's swimming. Oh, and there's some sports stuff too, like that Phelps guy. This morning during break, the cafeteria was tuned in to the gymnastics, and I noticed something odd, something that I'd seen in every competition so far. Look at this photo
See it? There, in the bottom right corner. See it now? China, a country of almost 8 or 9 million people, a proud society that has had it's own written language since they learned it from the Romans, has chosen to have their Olympic logo proudly written . . . in English?. English set in a bad faux Chinese font.
What the hell?
Guess it's a marketing thing. Now, it's all I notice when watching. Of course, it may be digitally inserted, like the fireworks. Maybe, if you were there, you'd be seeing slash-slash-line-squiggle-dot 2008. Even thought they've had their own written language for 4000 years, there'd still be the "2008" since they never got around to coming up with numbers. The same way they took a pass on inventing the fork or spoon.
Go in Peace