In the 1991 Jackie Chan movie Armour of God 2: Operation Condor, our heroes are crossing the desert, and take a small break to pee. The following image appears on the screen:

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Given the tone of the movie, this is probably a joke. For those of us who don’t speak Mandarin(?), what does this say?

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    Damn China and their... their... *shuffles deck, picks card*... Non-English language.
    – Malekai
    Apr 17, 2019 at 8:21

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I'm fairly certain it's Cantonese, even though the left text characters are also used in Mandarin, and it says something like the following:

RIGHT: What's wrong?!

LEFT: The water (urine) is boiling!


RIGHT: **事*!*!

LEFT: 水滚*!

(I'm positive about the left text and fairly certain about the right)

So yeah, it's a joke about how hot it is in the desert, lol. I'll see if I can finish translating the text.


Yes, the translation above is pretty accurate. I just added the original text used in picture.

RIGHT: What's wrong?! (喂! 乜野事呀! )

LEFT: The water is boiling (水滾啦)

Just one more things, the text is primary used in Cantonese instead of Mandarin

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