Not all propaganda is bad; here I’m using the word in a more redeemable sense. Full marks to the guy responsible for this:
Now, you might be wondering what the big deal is. You might also be wondering why that sign has picture of a beer bottle and two bleeding wine glasses attacking a car. Tianjin has a lot of bizarre traffic signs, but this one is actually a small stroke of genius.
Behold, at right, the Chinese character for alcohol, pronounced: “jiǔ.” And now, take closer look at the picture on that street sign:
yán jìn jiǔ hòu jià chē
“Strictly Prohibited: Driving vehicles after alcohol”
Geniuses. And you, along with thousands of other illiterate lǎo wài, thought it was just a weird-looking street sign. Of course, I did, too, until we made to the Ordering Food lesson.