September 28th, 2009

Only in Pakistan – Part 1

For the next two weeks, I will be in Japan on a business trip. I thought that this would be an opportune time to post a series of photos that have made the rounds on the net a few times. This week the theme is from the famous viral email “Only in Pakistan”:

September 25th, 2009

My Tissue Box Cover

This was recently found in a Tokyo toy store – pretty sick if you ask me…

Photo courtesy of Karen Clifford.

September 24th, 2009

Racist Jello Commercial

I recently stumbled across this on Youtube:

This is the type of bad manufactured Engrish from the western mind (albeit 1960′s mind) that I try to avoid at all costs. Every once in a while I’ll have to delete captions (comments) on the main site because they sound like this Jello commercial.

September 23rd, 2009

Mug the Return

Introduce the new! Engrish! Mugs! Two new mug designs. mugs are 15 oz ceramic mugs for microwave safe times. They can spill a lot of milk if need be.

We have also replenished our stock of I Hate Myself mugs and Stick to Coffee and Alcohol mugs.

All 4 mugs are now on sale for a limited time from $9.95.

Let’s shopping at the Store!

September 22nd, 2009

The littler the better!

Notice outside a church in Mumbai, India (the photo was first published in the Times of India).

I was going to post this as an Engrish of the Day on the main part of the site, but I know that people will call it fake – that anyone can change the letters in a sign as a joke.

Photo sent in by Tej.

September 21st, 2009

Chinese cell phone is happy to see you!

Honey, I think I pushed too many buttons…

Photo courtesy of Matt Gentry. Ad found on bus in Weihai, China.

September 18th, 2009

American Engrish

Oddly enough, this was found in West Hollywood California:

Photo courtesy of “Salamander”.

September 17th, 2009

Women’s Shirts are Back at the Store!

We enjoyed your women without shirts for long time. Now They are also us! Shirt! Wear!

Your women friends can now wear t-shirt!  Shirt your women vigorously.

After a long hiatus, we are now selling 19 popular designs in women’s tees. The shirts are screen printed on American Apparel Jersey type shirts for a nice comfortable fit (AA shirts do run a bit snug compared to other t-shirt brands).

More designs to come over the next few months.

Use this coupon for 10% off any women’s t-shirt at the Store*:


*Offer good until September 20th. Must purchase $15 or more worth of merchandise.

Lets shopping at the Store!

September 11th, 2009

Don’t Fall Down

Over the years I have received a large number of photos of the classic Chinglish sign “Don’t Fall Down” – found in the Forbidden City in Beijing, China. The sign is funny on its own, but everyone has their own unique take on it:

The traditional “I was here” photo:

To give you an idea of where this sign is:

Uh oh, people are starting to fall down…


And my favorite (featuring the dead cockroach look):

Photos courtesy of Elisabeth Olsen, Luke Copland, Doc Halliday, Tracy Webb and Regan Murphy.

September 10th, 2009

Not when you are dead drunk…

This was posted outside of the entrance to the women’s section at a hot springs bathing facility in Tokyo:

Not quite Engrish per se, but I don’t think you are going to bother reading the sign if you are dead drunk!

Photo courtesy of Robin Ross.

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