Lost in Translation- The School Uniform

29 10 2009

Each of my student’s classes get to choose their own ‘school uniform’ usually consisting of a hoodie with the same logo. I walked into one class this morning and was overwhelmed by brand spankin’ new, bright green sweatshirts with the words HEMP and the marijuana leaf logo embroidered on the shoulder along with a perky marijuana leaf zipper toggle. Considering people simply do not use illegal drugs here, I’m assuming these shirts were irregulars in the US and ended up in a Chinese catalogue. I got a picture and will post it soon!

love, Missy

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30 10 2009
SQ

Did the kids know what the words and pics meant?

30 10 2009
gl

So, is marijuana legal or illegal in China? What does HEMP abbreviate in China?…Health…

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