Hey, it gives meaning to my life…

posted on 14 Dec 2010 in Engrish with an Explanation

The word “Fuku” (“福” in Japanese) means “good fortune” and is often used in names of shops and restaurants in Japan. Sometimes Japanese will come to the US and use it in search of good fortune, but are unfortunately often ridiculed when spelling it out in Roman characters. I have been sent a number of these types of “Engrish” over the years, but this one still made me chuckle…

Photo courtesy of Dave Cookie. Found at department store in Kishiwada, Japan.

  • Big Fat Cat

    This is a hundred yen store. It’s really cheap To Fuku!

  • c irony

    Isn’t he honest?

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