Saturday, March 31, 2012

Have you ever seen a Puke bar in China?

At one of my Chinese class, one student told me a funny story.
When she was traveling in Hangzhou(杭州),  She saw a very funny sign at the front door of a bar: Puke bar.

"Does that sign means everybody get very drunk and puke in that bar? "
She went into it and asked the staff works there. It turned out that there are different poker cards for customers to play when they have some drink in that bar.

She asked me why?
Hehe... I guess you already figured it out. The Chinese word for poker is 扑克,and the pinyin for 扑克 is Pūkè, without the tone symbol, the spelling of which looks exactly like the English word puke. :D