I received the following viral email just today: ———————————- If you can’t find the book you want You’re probably shopping at the… Email forwarded to me by Max Braudé.
Hokka Hokka Tei is one of Japan’s largest chain of bento (box lunch) shops. On their English website you can find their great corporate slogan – “Eats is Joy!”: Thanks to Chris Moy for the link!
This image was just Dugg up over 2,500 times yesterday – it is a pretty funny cover of a “mook” (crossover between a magazine and a book) about police in the US: I did a bit of research on the ‘mook’ – the image was lifted from a Japanese blog entry from August 2008 that did research [...]
This screenshot was sent in back in 2002. The real site really doesn’t exist any more… Screenshot courtesy of David Fields.
Here is another example of an Engrish photo that keeps reappearing on the net every now and then – so much so that we forget where it came from. This is a screenshot from a Pakistani website known as The Frontier Post, as submitted to me way back in 2002: Seems like they had really [...]
MItsuoka Motors is a small Japanese auto company which builds modern Japanese cars to resemble British vehicles of the 1950s and 1960s. A few years back, they also produced ‘micro-cars’. This cute Engrish-laden image of the MC-1 micro car was taken from their old English website that sadly no longer exists: Just how small is [...]
There was this viral email that was forwarded around between the years of 1999 and 2003 containing funny signs reportedly from Malaysia. I received the forward many times, and thought it was about time I would post them here in the Brog for safe keeping. Some have been individually posted (recycled) and Dugg as well [...]
Even Amazon Japan gets things wrong – it should obviously be: “Lux Frip Frops Brack”… Screenshot sent in by Sean Bulkley.
This was submitted to me multiple times last July/August by readers in Korea. Lotte – Korea’s largest department store – was keen on starting a “Summer Beach Festival” but it kinda turned out wrong…
A good friend of mine sent this to me today. I was thinking of using it as an ‘Adult Engrish of the Week’ but I did some research and it has been making the rounds around the internet for a year or so (I like to keep the main site original photos only). This thing [...]