Monday, July 24, 2006

Japanese English

From a logo emblazoned on a frying pan: "CHARMY! We have a talk about our the party. It is pleasant to cooking with Miss Rabbit of the Charmy series."

And many more mindbending examples, to be found here.


Blogger Francis W. Porretto said...

Do you know about Engrish?

Monday, July 24, 2006 6:39:00 PM  
Blogger Paul Burgess said...

Fran, thanks for the link! My first encounter with Japanese English came when I was a kid, and got one of those bobbing toy birds which would bob over with its beak, again and again, into a glass of water. The instructions explained that once you got it moving, "the bird will keep keep drinking."

Thursday, July 27, 2006 8:35:00 AM  

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