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"Eskimo Hair"

This sign has amused me for the two years I've lived in Beijing.

It amused me more when I realized that it is not a bad translation, but what they actually intended to say (?). The Chinese (Ai-si) is a transliteration of the English, and not the English a bad translation of the Chinese. This still leaves me wondering - why "Eskimo" hair?

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Taken on July 7, 2010