ret's engrish together...



What's Engrish you ask? "Engrish can be simply defined as the humorous English mistakes that appear in Japanese advertising and product design." "Engrish can be found all over the world, but the vast majority of the really funny and creative Engrish is from Japan." - engrish.com's faq.

Check out Engrish.com, and see for yourself. Be warned — you may find it hard to control the laughter. I just wish I had known about this widespread Engrish phenomenon before I visited Japan back in 2000 — I would have been on the look out for some official Engrish souvenirs!

Oh yeah and by the way — English speaking countries severely butcher Japanese and Chinese characters too... and now there's a blog named Hanzis Matter, that is dedicated to showing us where we're going wrong! Check out this "hot" advertisement from Nike — even Darryl wouldn't want these shoes!

Engrish.com is updated daily — bookmark it!

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