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Old 06-28-2006, 12:52 PM   #1
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How's your Engrish?

This site came to me from another forum that I post on. The difficulties of translation.

www.engrish.com


I wonder what this tastes like?

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That site's hilarious. I wish it wasn't based purely on poor translations, because I could have sent them this photograph I took near Trinity, Newfoundland:



I still don't understand this. Mind you, Newfoundlanders practically have their own language anyway.
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that's great! It's almost as if the last part was added later as a joke.
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I have a few I need to submit:

"CAUTION! Do not get out of campsite! Animal may attact human being!" - Pimbi (primative) Camp, Serengeti Nat'l Park, Tanzania

"Flash Toilets -->" restroom signs at Lake Manyara, Tanzania

"Califorina Nails" the original name of the Vietnamese manicure place across the hall from the store where my mom used to work.
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That site's hilarious. I wish it wasn't based purely on poor translations
Yes, they should have weird headlines and such as well. My mom still uses the following headline example to bash the local press "Volunteers needed to help rape victims"
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"Sopa de Brokoly" pwns everything anyone will ever post in this thread.

Read "Brokoly" outloud to understand.
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That's an awesome site! Fun stuff.
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English is not my mothertongue...
So I suppose there are a lot of things I translate from Italian and don't make sense
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Ha! I love this site. I got one of my favorite t-shirts from here.

"We shall meet in stall three."
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Ha! I just found this one in my friend's photo album:

http://www.dutchbingo.net/TZ/albums/.../photo234.html
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Look out, here comes the Homo Sausage....

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this shit is hysterical


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As I lived in Asia for a few years and travel there frequently for work, this site has been one of my favorites for years now. I have a picture from Hong Kong that I still need to submit, I have a strong feeling it will be making it onto the site.


EDIT: It's funny how many things from Japan I truely didn't notice were so hilarious in english. You live there and kind of get used to it and don't think about it. I've eaten "Collon" or drank Calpis numerous times for example, never thought twice about it.
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