Daily Archives: February 10, 2012

Friday Funnies – Engrish

Tron Guy & Tikva

“Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.” Victor Borge.

I love this quote!

I found a site that has only clean jokes on it. It is called:

 Will and Guy’s Funny Clean Jokes

Will and Guy’s Funny Clean Jokes, Short Stories and Amusing Pictures

http://www.guy-sports.com/humor/pictures/picture_engrish_japanese.htm

 You can tell by the name of the site that Will and Guy are English. But that’s okay, because some of these jokes are actually funny (sorry Brits, but sometimes we just don’t get your humor).

Here is what Will and Guy have to say about Engrish.

 Engrish is the name for the occidental writing which appears on Japanese signs.  The companies, or their sign writers, wish to give a product cachet, but the result is a funny English phrase.  To the Japanese readers, the Engrish words are meaningless since most speak English about as well as most westerners speak Japanese.  Little do they know that the English translation has a fatal flaw.

And there you have your Engrish lesson for the week. Have a great weekend!

P.S. Sorry about the terrible formatting (this part was supposed to be at the bottom). I need someone who knows how to do this stuff.

 Live your purpose every day.