Chinese Tuesdays: Don't do drugs

This anti-drug poster was on the wall of the men’s shower room at a hot springs in Lindian, Heilongjiang, the hometown of a co-worker. There were several posters actually, making me wonder how prevalent drug use is there, but I liked this one due to the creative use of the character 毒 (dú), which means poison or narcotics. Having said that, I would have used a syringe instead of a knife.

The writing on the bottom, 珍爱生命 远离毒品 (zhēn'àishēngmìng yuǎnlídúpǐn) means “Cherish life, stay away from drugs.”

For more creative uses of characters, as discovered by Sam, check out these library pictograms