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Foreign-speaking foreigner make a mistake in the English language

  1. May 17, 2006 #1
    I think the website speaks for itself: http://www.engrish.com/detail.php?imagename=gentlemen.jpg&category=Engrish%20from%20Other%20Countries&date=2006-04-26" [Broken]

    Read the FAQ for any inqueries on its 'political correctness'
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  3. May 17, 2006 #2
    Hilarious! I can't stop giggling whenever I see some silly foreign-speaking foreigner make a mistake in the English language. Cracks me up. Here's a great example:

    You've got to feel sorry for these poor people, whose native language is something other than English, so sad. Look how they struggle with their second or third language, this poor fellow thought "inquiry" was spelled like "query"! :rofl: You can't blame him I suppose, I mean it is a terribly hard language to learn, for non-native speakers.

    "Inqueries"! Hilarious! :biggrin:
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  4. May 17, 2006 #3
    Look at this one:
    http://www.engrish.com/detail.php?imagename=blood-condensed.jpg&category=Engrish%20from%20Other%20Countries&date=2006-04-20 [Broken]
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  5. May 17, 2006 #4
    +1 for satirical commentary

    :rofl: :rofl:

    Now sure, its not nice to make fun of someone just because their english isn't perfect (my chinese certainly isn't), but some of the pictures are funny, just as any failed attempt I make at speaking chinese is bound to sound ridiculous to anyone who actually speaks it. In the words of J.R. "Bob" Dobbs.......

    http://www.engrish.com/detail.php?imagename=gods-favored-coffee.jpg&category=Engrish%20from%20Other%20Countries&date=2006-03-16" [Broken] certainly opens itself up to political and social commentary.
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  6. May 17, 2006 #5


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    This site is awesome; I've frequented it for around seven years or so now. I especially like the Colonel Sanders figurine that they label "Uncle Sam."
  7. May 18, 2006 #6
    Interesting. I'd been told this before(that english was used like that in Japan) but didn't think much of it.
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    :biggrin: :tongue: :wink:
  9. May 18, 2006 #8


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    It's probably not as common, but I know Americans will do the same thing with Japanese and Chinese characters. T-shirts, in particular, will frequently have nonsense characters put together to make it look like the wearer is cultured or elite.
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    One of my mates had a Paul Frank t-shirt with "I'm a stupid American" on the front in Japanese :biggrin:

    He taught at a big college in the US :biggrin:
  11. May 18, 2006 #10
    Huh? It's idiomatic and correct. Cf. "I made a mistake in the mathematics".
  12. May 18, 2006 #11
    Honorablle menshons:
    http://www.engrish.com/detail.php?imagename=engine-room.jpg&category=Engrish%20from%20Other%20Countries&date=2006-01-13" [Broken]
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