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Going through pics, I found this funny one:
Not quite Engrish, but possibly the most ignored sign in China..
Photo courtesy of Kyrani Notaras.
Found in a park in China.
As a follow up to my last entry on the bras for men, I found this video from ITN reporting on the subject:
Found by way of Japan Probe.
I have a lot of photos of shirts with Engrish gibberish on them – many of them are more incoherent than funny so I just kind of put them to the side. This photo caught my eye last night as I was reviewing pics. Just as I was contemplating putting it up as an Engrish of the Day, the thought occurred to me that I should Google the contents to make sure that it is not from a song or something (and get the inevitable emails saying “Hey, that’s not Engrish – that’s from a Billy Joel song!” - some people love to discredit Engrish whenever possible).
Turns out that the phrase on the shirt isn’t quite Engrish after all – it was taken from the middle of Descartes Meditations on First Philosophy (Meditation 2, Paragraph 5). How could I have possibly confused the words of “I think therefore I am” Descartes with Engrish? Cursed these shirt designers and their randomly generated shirts!
I dunno, out of context the sentence still seems kind of Engrishy…
Not only have men’s bras been available for a while in Japan, they just reached the number 1 spot on one of Japan’s largest online shops ‘Rakuten’, according to this Japanese news article. The bras come in black, white and pink, and are made of materials that give a luster look and stretchy feel. Why men’s bras you ask? The Rakuten shop says that it will “make you feel more gentle” and “give you a sense of relief – because that is a very important feeling to have”.
Interested in buying one? Need more info? You can purchase one here at Rakuten. The shopping site goes into more detail, including these four selling points:
Point 1: Specially chosen materials.
Made from the same “Felica” fibers used in popular men’s shorts. Has beautiful shine. Feels soft to the touch. Stretches to fit just right.
Point 2: Freedom of the perfect fit.
Bras designed with a “glasses shape” to the front middle section – the most important part of a bra. The front of the bra will move/adapt according to the shape of your chest.
Point 3: Helps you relax.
Bra features a very soft shoulder strap, which is different from bras for women. Emphasis is on relaxation more than building up your bust.
Point 4: Capable of “Volume Up!”
Pad pockets are included on the inside of the bra, so you can throw a pad in there to “pump up the volume!”.
Look, if you are still not satisfied, check out this picture from the shop – the guy is in complete ecstasy!
The final text here really gets to the point – the bra is really for borderline transexual metrosexuals. Here is a translation:
“Times like these call for a Men’s Bra
- Even us guys want to know how a woman feels!
- We want to reel in our emotions! (lit. “strain/tighten our emotions”)
- I have the body of a man, but I’m a guy who feels like a little girl!
- I want to remember a gentle feeling.
- I need support for my chest!
- There are sure to be many reasons, but the most important thing is to feel gentle/tender.”
I recently received this cute email from a happy woman named Christin:
My boyfriend proposed to me last weekend after 7 years – we frequent a local sushi restaurant in our area a few times a month (sometimes more), so it was very fitting that he popped the question at the sushi place. The miss-spelling only added to the charm of it all, I just had to share.
Let’s happy marriage!
I originally posted this as an Engrish of the Day recently and it received a really low ranking. I am guessing that it was poorly received because it is more an unfortunate spelling than actual Engrish. I still find it hilarious.
Photo courtesy of Ken Halton.
Guessing it is from Chinatown in Vancouver, Canada.
Two official Engrish.com wall calendars are now on sale: “The Best of Engrish.com” and “The Best of Chinglish Engrish”. Both calendars contain some of the highest rated photos on the site – we chose them all based on their rankings.
For a limited time, we are offering the calendars at an introductory price of only $16.95. This will soon revert to their normal price of $19.95 before it know you! Should make a nice gift for the holiday season.
I have received various photos of this sign about 15 times over the years, and even though I thought it was funny it really falls into the category of “Almost Engrish”:
The sign is found in the ancient city of Ephesus, Turkey – a popular tourist spot. Perhaps millions have felt the magic here.
Most people who have wrote in said that there was no-one collecting money when the went in – so maybe they got free magic.
Cosplay (short for “costume play”) is quite the rage for Otaku everywhere, but it is usually limited to special events and places like Akihabara. Looks like a few people decided to take their cosplay on an excursion here to freak out the masses:
Most cosplay outfits I have seen do not involve masks – maybe this is a special genre of “Mask Cosplay”?
Found via Sankaku Complex. Check out their post for more freaky photos.