From the title of this post you’re probably wondering what on earth I’m going on about. Well, I saw this card in a local stationery shop while buying a birthday card and though that the little play on words was cute enough to justify a post, though I’ll let you be the judge.
The card reads:
"zhū" nǐ shēng rì kuài lè
Pig you a happy birthday ( 祝你生日快樂 Wishing you a happy birthday)
The joke comes from the pronunciation of “pig” 豬 （猪 zhū） being the same as “to wish” 祝（zhù）, albeit a different tone, and there’s a picture of a pig – which makes it funny, right? Thinking on, it reminds me of Ralph’s Valentines card from The Simpsons that read “I Choo-Choo-Choose You” and showing a picture of a train. Simple minds eh?