Did you know that, in order to save the Chinese language from foreign invasion, the Chinese government has banned the use of foreign words and abbreviations in the media (think “email” and “WTO”)?
I didn’t. And you know what, I think it’s fruitless but fair game. But that’s not my point.
What IS amazing is that they are now planning to also ban the use of foreign characters in building names and identifiers, e.g. “Block 2A” and “Flat 20C”.
They propose that only Chinese characters and Arabic numerals can be used.
I just might be mistaken, but I have a feeling Arab numbers are foreign?
I hope they realise they sound completely moronic.