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JonBcn
Sep 19th, 2003, 09:21 AM
Every now and then a site comes along that truly makes your day. I've laughed so much at this I had to share it. Some gems from www.engrish.com...foreign products and sites that just dont translate. Go and visit the site cos its hilarious :)

http://www.engrish.com/image/engrish/homosausage.jpg

http://www.engrish.com/image/engrish/CreamyBalls.jpg

Would anyone like a Woody? ;)
http://www.engrish.com/image/engrish/woody.jpg

http://www.engrish.com/image/engrish/kisass.jpg

If Joy's reading...do you have anything to do with this?
http://www.engrish.com/image/engrish/porkjoy.jpg

One of my favourites...Fannie tissue!
http://www.engrish.com/image/engrish/myfannie.jpg

As the site says...just dont drop it in the shower:
http://www.engrish.com/image/engrish/soap.jpg

I always rely on Animal Colon air freshener...
http://www.engrish.com/image/engrish/car_air_freshener.jpg

http://www.engrish.com/image/engrish/youlady.jpg

I'll take the other exit, thanks...
http://www.engrish.com/image/engrish/deformedpassage.jpg

Who needs Starbucks?
http://www.engrish.com/image/engrish/PumpkinPoo.jpg

:)

Colin B
Sep 19th, 2003, 09:30 AM
One of my favourites...Fannie tissue!
http://www.engrish.com/image/engrish/myfannie.jpg
Even funnier with the English meaning of 'fanny'! :)

Tammy
Sep 19th, 2003, 01:32 PM
http://www.engrish.com/image/engrish/deformedpassage.jpg


eheheeh *definitely wants to see whats in that supermarket* :D;)

Nikki
Sep 19th, 2003, 02:41 PM
:lol:

Vincent
Sep 19th, 2003, 03:51 PM
:haha:

gentenaire
Sep 19th, 2003, 04:13 PM
I brought a whole lot of examples of 'Engrish' home with me when I went to Japan. Chewing Gum, cookies, candy, etc. They put Engrish on everything and it hardly ever makes sense. I remember one trying to sell its cookies as 'of elegant tasting crispy'.

I must say that today's Engrish of the day is one of my favourites:
http://www.engrish.com/image/engrish/keyfuctory.jpg

Nina_rus
Sep 19th, 2003, 08:33 PM
haha

thanks for the link :)

TheBoiledEgg
Sep 20th, 2003, 03:17 AM
:haha: :rolls:

LeonHart
Sep 20th, 2003, 05:04 AM
:lol: I see those alot when I visit asia.

GoGoMaggie
Sep 20th, 2003, 10:14 AM
I'm officially embarrassed and ashamed. Most of them posted above are Japanese products!!!

JonBcn
Sep 20th, 2003, 10:27 AM
Haha...I wouldnt worry. Probably there's lots of English products that mean rude things in Japanese, but none of us are educated enough to find out ;)

Eric_tennis
Sep 20th, 2003, 03:38 PM
http://www.engrish.com/image/engrish/youlady.jpg
:)

Fortunately, I'm a guy. ;)

I found that Japanese have difficulty to pronounce final consonant when I visited there. :eek: So, the word 'engrish' is only for Japanese I guess.
So, television sounds like 'te-re-bi' and target sounds like 'ta-ge-tu'. And they have only 5 vowels. Very simple. So, Japanese word are mostly easy to pronounce if not long one.
It's quite different from its neighbor countries such as China & Korea.

Anyway, I speak broken English too. :o

Beat
Sep 20th, 2003, 04:30 PM
crap culture girls? yeah, those female art students really suck. or something.

http://www.engrish.com/image/engrish/crapculture.jpg

:lol:

Beat
Sep 20th, 2003, 04:34 PM
I must say that today's Engrish of the day is one of my favourites:
http://www.engrish.com/image/engrish/keyfuctory.jpg

i'm not entirely sure if this one's unintentional. take a good look at the form of the key. :o ;)

TennisHack
Sep 22nd, 2003, 02:15 AM
Just speaking from experience, but Japanese doesn't have the letters 'r' or 'l' in their vocabulary, so Japanese people find it very difficult to pronounce these letters' sounds. I have a professor who is Japanese but who has been living here for 20 years and he still can't pronounce these sounds with any accuracy. It takes a few repitions to realize he's saying "syllable", for instance.

A real LMAO site is this one:

http://www.americakokki.com/english/english.html


Make sure your sound is on for this one :D

antonella
Sep 22nd, 2003, 02:50 AM
Never make fun of someone speaking another language, because it means they speak, even if haltingly or haphazardly, one more language than you.

alexusjonesfan
Sep 22nd, 2003, 03:03 AM
Never make fun of someone speaking another language, because it means they speak, even if haltingly or haphazardly, one more language than you.

Good point Antonella, but the site itself is good humoured and well intentioned. They always mention how adding English letters to a Japanese product adds to its marketability (like the effect adding chinese/japanese characters to products does here). So, the companies rarely proofread or check to see if the English is grammatically correct or whether it makes any sense.

Ironically, Engrish.com also has links to sites where the exact opposite takes place. i.e. Examples of Japanese characters used on clothing in North America etc. are displayed and lampooned because often nobody bothers to check whether the characters make any sense :lol:

azza
Sep 22nd, 2003, 03:10 AM
lol this reminds me of " What the " on Rove ( aussies no what im talking about ) :haha:

DutchieGirl
Sep 22nd, 2003, 06:19 AM
lol this reminds me of " What the " on Rove ( aussies no what im talking about ) :haha:
hmm well I don't watch Rove! :p So I don't know it, but I can omagine!

:lol: I have a friend called "Joy"...I'm sure she'd be happy with the "Pork Joy" ad! ;)

JonBcn
Sep 22nd, 2003, 11:36 AM
Never make fun of someone speaking another language, because it means they speak, even if haltingly or haphazardly, one more language than you.

You're misinterpreting the website. I would never do that; I've lived in many foreign countries and know exactly how that feels. As caelestia said, the site is very careful to point out the other side of the coin and there's nothing jingoistic about it all. :)

kku
Sep 22nd, 2003, 12:03 PM
lol, I just love it when I go to some Asian groceries and the owners love to exclaim, "Aiyah! Me no speaka engrish!"