Tuesday, April 03, 2007

That word does not mean what I think it means

I had to read this a few times.
Experts attending an ongoing international conference on rapeseed say that China, whose annual rape production is 30 percent of the world total, should use farmland to manufacture bio-diesel, an effort that will reduce its dependency on petroleum-based diesel and cut emissions.

Rape is recognized by scientists the world over as one of the best raw materials for bio-diesel.

And since I'm uneducated in these things, I checked. It's not Chinglish.

1 comment:

S.W. Anderson said...

A field planted in rape (plants) is a splendid thing to behold. Lush green plants with yellowish tips that make colorful waves when the wind plays across them.

Using the plant's name as in the quote does read funny though.