Saturday, October 17, 2009

This week's "What the .......??"

English....on t-shirts, on signs, in Japanese commercials and laughable. No Really. Sometimes grab your side-fall over-roll on the floor laughable. In the 18 years that I have lived here, I have become almost blind to the "Engrish" that is everywhere you look. In the beginning, I noticed every misspelled word, every wrong phrase, every sentence that made absolutely no sense ("These are the day of our lives. We are dancing monkeys." of my faves!! I have the t-shirt!!)

When my sister and her husband were here, I could no longer ignore the blatant "raping of our native tongue" because they, not used to the stupidity that popped up every few feet or so, were noticing it at every turn. We took pictures. We stopped conversation in stores as we were all falling over each other almost in tears from laughing so hard, and none too quietly, either. They bought t-shirts for omiyage (souvenirs) for friends (and at really great prices so that shopping spree was a bonus!!).

After my sis and her hub got back to normal (or as normal as it can get), but....there's one thing that is slow in returning to the way it was~~~I am still noticing the bad English. The other day as I was walking down one of the main shopping arcades on my way to get a coffee, I passed a window display in a lingerie shop....on the way back, I took out my cell phone camera and snapped a picture...all the while, giggling slightly maniacally. And you know what? I didn't care. It really was funny.

No thanks....I'm pretty happy being a Fruit of the Loom girl!!!


Yarni Gras! said...

haha! what a great weekly post it could be for you....Take a photo and post it showing the atrocity!!!

Miss M said...

I LOVE this post! We need more examples, because FUNNY!