There is obviously an orthographical mistake here.
Did the sign writer mean Birds or Brits?
For the last two weeks we have looked at viruses, and yesterday SARS was mentioned.
Birds, via SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), decimated the economy of Hong Kong in 2002.
Brits ruled Hong Kong until 1997.
Both phenomena are not liked by many Chinese in Hong Kong...
But, looking at the sign, which group are we not to contact or touch, for the first part of the sign to have meaning? Birds or Brits?
As to the second part, why would this be necessary?
Chris, Regina, and Pommes