The Japanese are very wary of new diseases making the rounds – during the SARS scare, hardly anyone went overseas. Since the new swine flu news hit, authorities have been checking people out at the international airports for fevers using heat sensing equipment:
I also received this photo asking people to turn themselves in (to a “consultation room”). If you were presently traveling in Mexico, I don’t think that you would see this sign in a Japanese airport.
Photo courtesy of Jim White.
Continuing on the theme of things I have learned about China through submissions to the site, I learned that the Chinese government really cares about my bowel movements. China is starting to sound like my mom…
Photo courtesy of Ronen Gal-Or
A reader who lives in China sent this in. He found it while traveling in rural South-West China.
Photo courtesy of Jacob Linnell.
Someone pointed out this unique site that ‘Engrishifies’ Garfield cartoons by the Engrish.com method – translating the text to Japanese and then back to English. Here are some of the better ones I saw:
Hat-tip to ‘Poingly’ for the link.
I am trying to think of a circumstance in which the label “no goat head” would apply to someone packing, shipping or opening, but I can’t seem to fathom it…
Photo courtesy of Teague Cullis.
Package contained electrical cables.
This sign was found posted on top of an iMac connected to the Internet in a Tokyo electronics store back in 2001.
Photo courtesy of Max Nilsson.
In Detroit’s wildest dreams!
Photo courtesy of Eric Richardson.
Today is Detroit day at Engrish.com – check out the Engrish of the Day!
It was nice of the Huangpu District to provide us with a tourism map, but why bother teasing us with an English title when nothing else is in English!!??
Photo courtesy of Arturo Ramirez.
There was no English below the map either.
At over 12 million views, some of you are sure to have seen this video before but I wanted to share:
I am guessing that this is from the US – I just thought that it was a pretty bizarre thing to write on a price tag:
Photo courtesy of Dinah R. Roberts