Tuesday, December 13, 2005

The Wonderful World of Engrish

For the past couple of years, Engrish.com has made me laugh on so many different occasions with their wonderful pictures of various real-life attempts by Japanese businesses and municipalities to make signs, t-shirts, manuals, and other forms of visible communication, in English. As you can probably guess, in many cases, their attempts at working with the English language often fail horribly, and usually are only good for making visiting English-speakers laugh their asses off whenever they arrive in Japan for a visit. Take this wonderful sign, for example:

Isn't that shit classic?

Everyday, there's a new sign on the website for all of us to mock, laugh and enjoy. I suggest ya'll check it out.

By the way, if there's some people out there that are planning on getting me an X-Mas present, this hilarious t-shirt from Engrish.com would be simply AWESOME:

I just LOVE it!!! :-)

Oh, and one more for ya'll people...

YESSSSS!!!!! :-)

PS: There are a number of websites out there that do the exact opposite of what Engrish.com does. One of these website is Hanzi Smatter.com, a website dedicated to showing examples of Westerners misusing Chinese characters for their wares. I'm sure there are many examples out there where someone bought a shirt in Target or something thinking that it said, "Peace" in Japanese when it was really, "You are a stupid American" or something in that nature.

In either case, enjoy!!!!


Blogger Freebird said...

Man, they've really butchered our Engrish. :-P

9:20 PM  
Blogger Robert said...

Did you ever see the show "Committed"? There was a black guy that had a tattoo of Japanese characters on his arm that he thought meant "Strong Fire" but a Japanese man told it that it meant, "Of two men who love each other, I am the bitch!"

I died laughing!

10:27 PM  
Blogger Freebird said...

Funny! I bet that actually happens too.

12:51 PM  

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