Sinosplice Original T-shirts

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请讲普通话 T-shirt

The shirt says 请讲普通话 which means “please speak Mandarin” (rather than some other local dialect).

Simply by wearing this one shirt, you can:

  • subtly poke fun of the PRC’s language policies
  • inform Chinese people around you that you want to talk to them in Chinese
  • inform Chinese people around you that don’t you want to engage them other dialects (especially useful in Shanghai)

Happy Every Day T-shirt

“Happy every day” may seem like a ridiculously sappy expression, but it’s a literal translation of the Chinese 天天开心, which you’ll hear a lot in China.

Simply by wearing this one shirt, you can:

  • improve your mood (mind over matter!)
  • engender positive feelings in the Chinese people around you
  • start arguments about Taiwan and the “One China Policy” (because Taiwan is also included in this map of China)

“Putin Knows” T-shirt

The shirt says 普京知道 which means “Putin knows.” What does that mean? Good question. It’s just as random in Chinese as it is in English. The Chinese are not used to random shorts in English.

Simply by wearing this one shirt, you can:

  • support or mock Putin and/or t-shirts with random slogans
  • encourage the Chinese people around you to have a discussion with you about the mysterious (and possibly sinister?) content of your t-shirt

13 O’clock T-shirt

The shirt displays “13 o’clock,” which is 十三点 is Chinese. This is a Shanghainese expression meaning “crazy.”

Simply by wearing this one shirt, you can:

  • tell people that you’re crazy
  • express your affection for the quirky Shanghainese dialect
  • spark conversations with Chinese people (especially Shanghainese people) around you who will think you have no idea what this shirt actually means

Your Chinese Is Not Standard T-shirt

The shirt says 你的普通话不标准 which means “your Mandarin is not standard.”

Simply by wearing this one shirt, you can:

  • express your seriousness about standard Mandarin
  • show off your arrogant side and invite criticism of your own Mandarin
  • spark debates with Chinese people around you (many of whom really don’t have standard Mandarin)

Sinosplice T-shirt

The shirt sports the name “Sinosplice” (that’s the website you’re on right now).

Simply by wearing this one shirt, you can:

  • show your support for Sinosplice
  • increase the likelihood that you will be mistaken for John Pasden
  • cover your torso (which would be naked otherwise)



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