So I was strolling down the street in Shanghai, and passed this big crane truck parked on the sidewalk:
Then also noticed that it had this “Lu Xun quote” on it (which is kinda unusual for a truck):
In Chinese text, that would be:
原本是可以赚钱的后来做的人多了，也就不赚钱了慢慢的变成为人民服务了。*鲁迅 (not really)
In English, that would be:
Originally it made money, but then too many people started doing it. It slowly changed from making money to serving the people.
Pretty unusual quote for the side of a truck, right? Some kind of weird brag about service attitude and not caring about money?
Well, that’s not really a real Lu Xun quote. There’s a similar Lu Xun quote that goes like this:
Translated to English (and somewhat simplified):
Hope is like a path in the countryside. Originally, there is nothing, but as people walk this way again and again, a path appears.Lu Xun
Yeah, Shanghai has some mean streets… fake Lu Xun quotes and bad grammar, right there on the sidewalk. Look out!