Chinese Characters for Servers

My friend Juan recently brought this amusing use of Chinese characters to my attention:

The characters used are:

– 目: mù
– 鈕 (simplified: 钮): niǔ
– 器: qì
– 明: míng
– 員 (simplified: 员): yuán
– 管: guǎn
– 自: zì
– 開 (simplified: 开): kāi


John Pasden

John is a Shanghai-based linguist and entrepreneur, founder of AllSet Learning.


  1. Peter Nelson Says: September 7, 2011 at 11:23 am

    This brought a smile to my face.

  2. That was awesome!

  3. Very clever! ^_^

  4. 囧 : a diskette

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