I don’t know what came over me today while bored at work, but I remembered the best pre-blog popularity blog Engrish.com
I first discovered it back in late 2001 as a sophomore in college courtesy of a friend who thought I’d like it. May the gods bless her for that decision.
So today, I wandered back over to the site to see what funny could be found b/c lords know with the whole holiday misery, I could use a good laugh. While there i happened upon the newly founded Chingrish section. While browsing that, I found the badly translated English from Chinese was funnier than reading the English as badly translated from Japanese… and I found these gems (linking to the site b/c Engrish.com strictly prohibits image swiping)
Read these and try NOT to laugh!
A new kind of hair salon (read the page title, and the commentary for the full effect of funny)
and as some of you know, i despise $tarbuck$ so…. this makes me laugh appropriately Starbutts
oh and there’s loads more. Too bad the Chinese government has made the decision to “clean-up” their English before the 2008 Olympic games. It means there will be a lot less, or none at all, of these gems!
I hoped you enjoyed this edition of “It Came from the Interweb”