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07 September 2006 @ 03:03 am
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here's some more winning engrish from your local department store/grocery store, LIFE

winner for best (and so far only) man-sized engrish:
genuine insistence
this also has some engrish on the back i didn't feel like posting, but it's great front and back

winner for best catch phrase (on an otherwise almost correct shirt):
nothing goes together like fresh coffee
note: i didn't even notice 'favorite' was spelled wrong until i went to post this. shows i'm getting used to this kind of stuff. uh oh.

winner for best one-word engrish:
just because...what native english speaker would pick that for a t-shirt?

winner for best long-form engrish essay (in sparkle text, no less):
transcription, line for line:
I wakes up in the morning with the song of the bird.
It is very fine. The morning when it happened
slowly is very pleasant.
What shall I put on today? The body is
made to put on clothes with the feeling of that day.
I decide that I put on my clothes
which it liked best. It meets a long-awaited
friend today. It looks forward to it
very much because it is b
usy and it can't meet very much.
I look at the outside.
It is fine in the sky, and the wind
whose feeling in early summer is fine blows into it.
Appointed time comes when a watch
is seen. It is late! I got
flustered, and I changed my clothes
and put on shoes, and opened the door
of the room. It runs
through the way to the station
by bicycle. The child
Seven Years after...?

if that person was in my english class...yeah, wow, we'd have to have a long talk.
madbibliomancer: happymadbibliomancer on September 6th, 2006 08:34 pm (UTC)
I love engrish. :)
Mellenabsentmammoth on September 7th, 2006 06:30 am (UTC)
you'll love it even more when you get to wear it!!
madbibliomancer: happymadbibliomancer on September 7th, 2006 07:08 pm (UTC)
woohoo!!!! Mary Ellen owns my soul! :)
catori_inteus on September 7th, 2006 01:28 am (UTC)
a long talk about how awesome they are.
Mellenabsentmammoth on September 7th, 2006 06:31 am (UTC)
yes, that and the finer points of...well...uh...everything.
TotoroJototorojo on September 7th, 2006 03:11 am (UTC)
My JET friend bought (and regularly wore) a T-shirt with the big, bold slogan "HRT - HAVE A THING OF ONESSELF" :D
Mellen: nothing goes togetherabsentmammoth on September 7th, 2006 03:40 pm (UTC)
cute! i have a special place in my HRT for engrish, i simply can't resist!
just johnjustjohn on September 7th, 2006 01:39 pm (UTC)
Oh, I wish I had the money to get that "Docile" shirt, just so I could send it anonymously to any of a few women in my LJ friends list and watch them explode.
(Anonymous) on September 8th, 2006 02:26 am (UTC)
well, the price was right, 250 yen (about 2 dollars). it's the actual getting of it that might cause you some difficulty. what with it being in japan. and i think they might all be gone by now...it was a good sale, hehe.
(Anonymous) on September 15th, 2006 04:20 pm (UTC)
dave roch
have you been to engrish.com?? my favorite saying is

"I wonder why coffee tastes soo good when you are naked with your family!"

It was on a coffee mug and i believe it meant "when you make it with your family"