"Sailed not as a seaman, but as a traveler..."

"Sailed not as a seaman, but as a traveler..."- Sir Thomas More's Utopia

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Happy Engrish time!

Surprisingly, Hong Kong isn't very Engrishful. For the most part, they have better grammar and spelling than in the US. Those Asian kids sure do love to study. Also, they were a British colony for a while. So, yeah. Not much Engrish action going on.

I did, however come across what seems to be a fad (?). I'm not sure if these are done on purpose or if they really are just poor translations. But since the only Engrish I noticed was on coin purses, I don't know. Seems purposefully done. Whatever be the case, I have never giggled at coin purses like I did at these.

Unemployed men are less gloryful.

Apparently the pine needs a cool 5 mil. Probably lost it all at the race track. Or, to hookers and blow.

If you can't see it, the leftmost one says, "RARE LIFE & AWAY MONEY" [sic] - your guess is as good as mine.

Okay, so this isn't really incorrect or anything, but come on. "LITTER CUM." Seriously. Funny.