Recognise this symbol?

Discussion in 'Materials' started by Canracer, Nov 25, 2014.

  1. Canracer
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    This is the back of my sandpaper belt. Anyone know what this means?
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  2. hoytedow
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    hoytedow I'm not a cat.

  3. PAR
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    It means cheap paper that will wear out unevenly and quickly, but love you long time . . .
     
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    But not quite long enough as there is no happy ending...
     
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    I never implied anything about happiness . . . possibly dulled incisors, but that's about it.
     
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    Those darned 'Werewolves of London' again......;)
     
  7. RAraujo
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    It means NEW in chinese...
     
  8. Canracer
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    Nice, thank you.
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    hoytedow I'm not a cat.

  10. Petros
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    do you like the image? some people copy such things because they look "cool", copy it onto your boat and see what happens. I suspect it is the family crest of the company that made it.

    Some years ago a friend of mine had a friend that bought his first honda car, that he went about fixing up to a street racer. He ran it in club events on the weekends, and was very proud of his handy work. He painted the car a bright color, and painted a crash helmet to match the car. He found some Japanese writing under the hood on a sticker he thought looked cool, so he copied it in large characters on to his helmet. Sometimes he would put the matching helmet up on the dash to show it off when he parked is car at work.

    One day he noticed an attractive Japanese business woman that had parked in the visitor's space and was heading to the front office when the helmet on his dash caught her attention. she walked up to the car and leaned over the windshield looking at writing on the crash helm, and than broke out laughing, before she went on about her business.

    After that he was wondering what he had copied from under the hood that was so funny and he had to find out. He had to find someone that could tell him what it means, I think he went to a Japanese restaurant he frequents and asked the owner if anyone there could read Japanese. It turns out his helment was covered with the advise: "use only 170 degree thermostat"
     
  11. NoEyeDeer
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    I hear a similar story years ago, about a woman who liked some Chinese characters she saw in a restaurant, and decided to knit them down the sleeve of the jumper she was making.

    Turns out they translated as "This dish is cheap, but tasty".
     
  12. Canracer
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    I'm not planning for tattoos, or trying to stylize a Honda Civic. I saw that marking and thought, "why not learn something."

    At Google Translator you can enter, "learn something new." And this is what it looks like in traditional Chinese. 學習新的東西
     
  13. Canracer
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    學習新的東西
     
  14. Canracer
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    Shanghai Yuli Abrasive Belts Co., Ltd.
    Shanghai, China
     

  15. Angélique
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    It's a good thing we've learned from this thread that it means "new", when it wears off then you know it isn't new anymore . . . ;)
     
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