This sign found in a Thailand (?) hotel room begs the question: how often does this actually happen?
Photo courtesy of Christina Pouliot.
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Moral of the story – don’t use internet translations for your instructions!
Photo courtesy of Nick Garner. Found in Ohnomichi Japan.
I put in the blog because this is Engrish obviously originates with a translation program.
I try to keep the posts on the main site as “pure” as possible (but I am sure quite a few were made with translation programs as well).
Here is the newest custard snack from Korea – Rice tard:
Dude, don’t be a ricetard.
Found a new source of Engrish on the web – Dunglish.nl, which showcases interesting English phenomena from the Netherlands and other Western European countries. I learned that Dutch and English collisions are known as ‘Dunglish’, whereas German (Deutsch) English mishaps are referred to as ‘Denglish’. I guess there is a word for every Engrish depending on the country of origin!
I think a couple of samples are in order:
Sign found at local McDonald’s in Amserdam:
Dutch youth showing their angst in English Dunglish:
Click on either photo to go to the original post at Dunglish.nl.
This is what happens when you have a bloated government bureaucracy – departments for the implementation of violent death!
Photo courtesy of Al Wilkinson. Violent Death, Taoist Temple, Beijing, China.
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This is a typical looking set of Japanese stationery – until you look a little closer at the English.
Photos courtesy of Talo Rooke
This hair salon found in Kanazawa Japan features some poetry from the 17th century poet George Herbert:
There is something about hair salons and old poetry – I remember finding similar archaic passages at other salons in the countryside in Japan. Who came up with the idea to put this English on their building? Why this poem? It is obviously not that important to them or they wouldn’t have butchered a couple of words at the beginning. Maybe it was randomly chosen from a library book of English poetry…
Photo courtesy of Emily Hutch.