CAUTION: Startling Toilet Warnings from China (in Engrish)!

By Mark Wiens 19 Comments
Toilet in China
Toilet in China

It wasn’t a squat pot, it was a decent looking toilet in an average Chinesey hotel.

Butt Plate Caution!
Butt Plate Caution!

I went into the bathroom, lifted the seat, and the red letters of CAUTION caught my attention.

If you can’t read the picture, I’ll go ahead and type out the text as follows:

“It can reach more than 100,000 times if you push down the butt plate by using force.”

Do Not use the litmusless cleaners to clean the seat-Cover, do no use the rigid or ablation, that will damage the surface of the seat-cover.”

Please avoid it from being shone directly by the sunlight or high temperature and strong light. (For they may cause the butt late to change color.)”

Do Not put heavy things on the butt plate. (For they may cause the butt plate to split open.)”

I found the entire warning of caution to be absolutely hilarious!

Butt plate anyone?

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  • Sarah Zhang

    8 years ago

    🙂 It is always funny to see people keep shoting toilets in China and expressing the enlightment afterwards. Small details that locals will never pay attentions to are always sth big in a traveler’s eye. Like it very much!

    • Mark Wiens

      8 years ago

      Hehe, yes definitely Sarah! It’s the type of thing that is always funny and never gets old!

  • jen laceda

    8 years ago

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

  • Tom Bartel

    8 years ago

    Pretty sure you get eggrolls with the Szechuan butt plate.

  • Esther

    8 years ago

    Love it! My favorite is the one about using limitless cleaners. Thanks for sharing!

  • Jade Johnston – OurOyster.com

    8 years ago

    My butt plate is broken…. 🙁

    • Mark Wiens

      8 years ago

      Ha! Was it the harsh sun rays, or did someone sit down too hard?!!

  • Jarmo

    8 years ago

    China does have some of the funniest signs I’ve seen in Asia. Even the official ones are usually pretty hilarious! But butt plates 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      8 years ago

      Thanks Jarmo! China is definitely entertaining for Engrish!

  • Scott – Quirky Travel Guy

    8 years ago

    That is awesome. I would want to see the butt plate change color, actually, so I would have to defy those warnings!

  • Bianca of Off Track Planet

    8 years ago

    Hahaha, this is too good! I wonder how much weight it takes to actually split these so-called butt plates…

    • Mark Wiens

      8 years ago

      Thanks Bianca! I sat down pretty hard to test its strength…and the butt plate survived!

  • Peg

    8 years ago

    Hilarious. I love a good Engrish photo, I see them here in Brazil all the time.

  • Caanan @ No Vacation Required

    8 years ago

    Split butt plates are a huge problem in China. You should be more sensitive. 🙂