Sunday, September 24, 2006

You knew it was coming...

Anyone that knows me well knows that I am truly delighted by Engrish. What is Engrish? (or Konglish), you may ask. Well, that would be the bizarre and bastardized translations and examples of the English language in Asia. This amuses me to no end and Korea has a lot of it since it is fashionable to wear clothing with English on it and proofreaders are apparently not in vogue. Often Engrish can be poetic and sometimes the English can be perfect but what it's saying (and the location it's printed on) is what's humorous. Even a bottle of bleach will be stamped with some sort of profound, thought-provoking mantra. I can't think of a time when I was cleaning the toilet in Canada and pondered over the meaning of true love and friendship. Maybe Asia is onto something!

Anyway, Engrish will be an ongoing thing, as I find it and photograph it. Here are a couple things that tickled my fancy thus far.




This is the real reason why I haven't had time to email anyone lately.










Nothing satisfies like a long, smooth drag off a timeless time.








Shoeracks at home are never this entertaining.





For Engrish done right- this website always has me laughing.

2 comments:

One Hour Future Girl said...

LMAO! Too funny! I love it too! We have a cafe here called Mango Tango and it has super Engrish! And very profound statements about juice and coffee and life.

Love the Bear Story especially!

Yay for more posts!

ambearo said...

Oooh they have Mango Tango here too! I've been meaning to take a couple pictures of the Engrish on the walls and maybe to even have a delicious something from there. Is the stuff there any good?