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what does this sign mean?

Hey guys, a few of us over at reddit are puzzling over this photo from an Engrish thread. "civilized airport" is a pretty strange thing to put on a sign! Thing is, the Chinese text *also* seems to say "civilized airport". What am I missing here?

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  • Il donne sa langue au chat

    It is not enough to read French correctly. It is not enough to literally understand what is written. You also need to be French in order to…

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