Actually I used to rip really hard on the Engrish I used to see but then a buddy gave me a good kick in the *** that woke me up (not about Engrish but Japan in general) and since then I've seen Japan in a different light. Also, the Engrish is absolutely stupid but yet it has a refreshing sense to it.
English is pretty stale with it's usage and constructions,yet, Japan has brought life to English by way of Engrish. You never will see Lome and Rondon again like you used to.
all countries are different, having their own characteristics. what we have to do is respect them all, learning, teaching and even laughing (in the case of engrish! ) about them.
sometimes it is hard to understand some customs, some beliefs, some habits, but i believe that's what makes everything so interesting. and that doesn't mean it's some kind of prejudice - it's just the other way round: interest!
and engrish certainly has this effect on me! it makes me curious, and as moyashi said, 'japan has brought life to english by way of engrish'.
and the more you learn, the richer you become!
if i left an impression that i was pushing too hard, i'm sorry! :sorry: never meant that!
Actually for me it's not really a critical view but I become more relax and say things with less care and caution. Oh course, I would never say anything on purpose to hurt someone, I do it enough by accident. Even in a verbal argument with a friend or loved one, I never say anything that would serious hurt, although, once again I'm sure I say enough stupid things.
Strange ... normally I'm not so cautious yet in a fight I hold back on using dangerous knowledge. hmmmm
I couldn't get a screen shot with my DVD software, my son has my good digital camera, so this is off the screen with a web cam. If you can't read it, it says Robot Storage, Metlopolis Police Department.