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LOL ok...I know this is in your directory but I though I'd bring it to the attention of the people who haven't seen it before. It's HILARIOUS...I'm sitting here cracking up. Visit http://www.engrish.com to find out more.
 

Maciamo

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I know this site. I laughed so hard I even cried !:D

The second link doesn't work...
 

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Bahhh Revolver? I think everyone would agree that if there's one thing that Kurt C taught us it's this........ shotguns are the weapon of choice...
 

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engrish.com is one of my favorite sites on the entire internet
 

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Hmm...the second link works for me.
 

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:)

engrish.com is great. A friend pointed it out to me a while back.

I have to drive behind those Nissan Pathfinders all the time.

meet your best friend nature ... yeah right ;)
 

samuraitora

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The first time I stubled across www.engrish.com...I thought it was a joke.

After speaking to a few friends in japan and having them check out the site...they confirmed it for me...too funny.
 

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I had forgot to add yesterday. When I first came to Japan like many English speaker, I would go off everytime I saw something so ridiculous as bad wordings or complain why don't the sign making companies use a dictionary.

Now, I just kick back and have a good laugh. Even the strange wordings used by Nissan I can see in a different light. Read some of the stuff, forget the bad spellings (which they really should spell check), and think how refreshing, new and interesting their phrases are.
 

Tragedy

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It's because of ENGRISH.COM that Pocari Sweat is my favorite non-alcoholic Japanese drink. I usually don't complete the day without one...even when I'm in the States...
 

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Pocari Sweeat some kind of isotonic drink. It tastes nice if it's really cold. We can even find it at Japanese stores here in Vienna, but it's a bit expensive.
 

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Yea its a sports drink that kind of has the sensation of you drinking someone else's sweat. I hear its popular in Japan.
 

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@ Scott
yuk...that image does not want to make me try it...lol
 

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Pocari Sweat gives me a weird heart burn after drinking it after a hockey game. hmmm, I drink Aquarius by Coke a Cola.

Coke beverage company also does can coffee and oolong tea.
 

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"We are passionate about lunch communication."

Hehe, some nice examples of Japanglish. :)
 

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hahaha! they are great, georget!
engrish.com is one of the funniest page on the net!! :D
 

Maciamo

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I've found this on a joke site, but they are probably all authentic :

The following are actual products in Japan that have awful English mistranslations:

"- Discover Japanese People Alive in their Festivals!" (Japan Travel Bureau travel guide)
- Cookie Face (cosmetics) :auch:
- Salad Girl (more cosmetics)
- Skin clock for those wishing to become a dog (calendar) :confused:
- Naive Lady (toilet paper)
- The Goo (soup) :ramen:
- Pork with fresh garbage (cabbage)
- Specialist in Deceased Children (diseased) 😲
- Finest Moldy Cheese :cautious:
- Liver Putty (Japanese SPAM)
- My Fanny Toilet Paper ( naah ! was that a specialist shop for girls ?)
- My Pee Diapers :snore:
- Nail Remover :( (nail polish remover)
 
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lol, now they are getting funnier,:clap:
 

kinjo

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ouch, that nail remover gotta hurt! hahaha! :D

sometimes i wonder, don't the japanese companies have someone to revise all the foreign texts that go with the products?... i mean, all those engrish stuff don't need to be 100% formal/conventional english, but at least some things such as 'deceased children' or 'shituation' could be avoided! :)
 

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