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04-19-2002, 09:59 PM
How many of you get a kick out of Engrish?

I spent quite some time at Engrish.com Rolling On Floor Laughing. Something can be insanely funny, without being vulgar and offensive. AKA Japanese -> English translations:D.

Please, no All Your Base replies:(.

04-20-2002, 12:39 AM
hehe, very funny stuff over there

04-20-2002, 05:44 PM
This is the best site I have been too!

I was laughing so hard, I started to choke!

04-21-2002, 06:23 AM
lots of people in this country walk around wearing t-shirts with Japanese symbols on them. They look cool, I guess. Many of them, translate to swearwords, however.

Inept Pig
04-21-2002, 07:47 AM
Don't say that!

I've got a tattoo of japanese symbols... apparently.. it stands for music...

I wonder if it does.. it's probably the equivelent of an 'I'm with stupid t-shirt', bugger...

04-21-2002, 07:49 AM
You have a tattoo of a Japanese symbol and you don't know what it means? That seems rather unusual.

Anyone else have a tattoo that they don't know much about?

Inept Pig
04-21-2002, 07:52 AM
I said.. It's meant to mean music... meant to.. that's what the guy in the tattoo parlour told me....

And then... afterwards.. I got to thinking... how many tattoo artists do YOU know that are fluent in Japanese??

Damn and blast..

04-21-2002, 08:10 AM
Originally posted by Inept Pig
I said.. It's meant to mean music... meant to.. that's what the guy in the tattoo parlour told me....I've been searching Google for an image of the symbol, and all I've been able to find out is that "Justin from NSYNC" (whoever that is) has the symbol tattooed on his left ankle.

Is this (http://japanese.about.com/bl50kanji2_ongaku.htm) it?

Inept Pig
04-21-2002, 08:22 AM

How much does that laser removal stuff cost again???

I think it is though... Hurray! My Tattoo doesn't say anything offensive...

(Damned if I'm not secretly disappointed though)

04-21-2002, 11:37 PM
Cool site!!!!

I like this one:
"For restrooms go back toward your behind"

04-21-2002, 11:40 PM
I almost died lauging. Japanese people are soo bad at english! I have a few asian friends and their parents sound so funny, when I hear them talk I laugh.

Answering machine:
You have reached chang hosehold. sorry we not answer phone. prease reave message after beep. beeeeep.

04-21-2002, 11:42 PM
My personal picks:

Spread beaver. ?.....for the vaginal area *wink*
Emergency trap door. When you need a trap, right away!
Elevator emergency button: "Push this button if anything happens".
That poor kid wearing the shirt that said, "Future F.A.G.".

04-21-2002, 11:44 PM
You guys should check out the, "Engrish for YOU" section. It has this story told by a college student whol ost an election race of some sort on campus. The professor ( female, jap, with thick accent ) said to the man, "So-and-so, I am sorry to hear of you losing errection". ROFL.

04-22-2002, 12:09 PM
There used to be some really funny Engrish 10 years ago or so, on instructions for video's etc !! seems to be gone now, obviously getting better translators in !!

BTW who wrote kennedy's speeches ??
i'm told that "ich bin ein berliner" actually means "i am a doughnut " !!!!! :)

04-22-2002, 12:34 PM
Also very funny is hearing English-speaking people talking in other languages. In English-speaking, you don't need much articulating. Though in other languages, like Dutch, German and Italian, you do. English-speaking people aren't used to that, very funny.

In Germany they do synchronise (?) movies in other languages. That is, you don't here the actors and actresses speaking, but German people are saying the text in German. Which for example results in:

"Haende hoch Cowboy!"
"Johnny, was ist los?"

Hearing Germans speaking English is also very funny, since they are used to much articulation.

04-22-2002, 12:34 PM
classic Jap store sign........:D

04-23-2002, 09:03 PM
this engrish.com thing has been going around at my school, people cutting stuff out and posting them on lockers and stuff, funny now how it turns up on the board.

04-23-2002, 09:34 PM
Engrish has been around a LONG time before that site ever appeared. Or the craze for it anyhow. It's still funny though. :D

04-25-2002, 08:56 AM
that's because the french are soooo rudeeee...you know.

04-25-2002, 02:31 PM
I agree on the German to English thing. To hear Germans speak English, especiall broken English is tough, and I've been hearing it for 2 years here in Germany as an American. But to hear me speak German....gah, don't even go there! ;)