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Cafe Engrish

What kind of donuts are served on a flight?

Plane donuts.

Yes, I have the sense of humor of an eight year old.

In Japan, sense of humor is on the punny side, mostly a play on words that sound similar. 229 more words


Seoul, Korea

I really, really wanted this Engrish to be on purpose, like those PLAN AHEAD signs you see where the ending is all squished. Alas, Designer Miss Kim confirmed that it was just a mistake. 85 more words


Ingleesh (competition inside!!!!!1!)

I get constantly caught out by loanwords, those words from one language that get incorporated into another with nothing but a shift in pronunciation. English is brilliant for it – pyjama, siesta, bungalow and countless more – but is by no means unique in its linguistic pilferings (or horrendous mispronunciations thereof). 133 more words


Holiday Bragging: Ask me anything!

Hi everyone!

I’ve finished my posts about my amazing holiday through Asia, so I’m going to stop annoying you by continuing bringing it up :P… 429 more words

Crazed Ramblings

Osu Kannon!

Osu Kannon is a Buddhist temple located in Osu. Osu is in central Nagoya and is what some people would call a tourist trap area… 1,318 more words


Problems with Automatic translators in Japan

The use of automatic translators is not just limited to menus, it is used in many other day to day situations with business travelers and tourists alike. 235 more words


Japan's use of the English language - Part 2: Automatic Translation

The Use of English on menus

Many restaurants and bars have used automatic translators in order to widen their customer base to include international tourists. However, while automatic translators may do a reasonable job when translating between European languages, and may even do an almost acceptable job at translating between east Asian languages, it cannot translate sentences or concepts between Asian and European languages. 128 more words