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Engrish Sweater

weather: cloudy
outside: 13°C
mood: amused
I had to laugh my ass off when Mother-In-Law came back and gave me the gift that userinfoHusband's Aunt #3 bought for me. It was the worst Engrish I had ever seen in person. It was a cute pink short sleeved sweater that had the word "EA§Y" appliquéed on it. BWAHAHA!! =D =D

Aunt #3 said that she chose it for me because the style looked cute, young and girlie. I told Mother-In-Law what it meant and we laughed so hard. Then she said, "okay, so you can wear it for W then".

Husband Guy wants me to wear it to work(!!!). He thinks it'll be funny. =O =O =D


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pne
Apr. 20th, 2004 08:38 am (UTC)

Well, what a non-native speaker intends to convey and what native speakers will read out of the same word are often different... as with the story of the Japanese snack food "Snatch":

When I lived in Japan, a crunchy new snack food called Snatch was introduced. Obviously the marketing guys, in the tradition of odd usages of English, were thinking of convenience, of something to "grab" when they came up with this name. The big, all-TV-channel campaign rolled out with that staple of Japanese advertising, a giggling throng of scholgirls, chorusing "Eat, eat, eat my Snatch!"

This went on for about a week. Then suddenly the campaign was yanked. A few weeks later, the product was reintroduced as Snutch.

bride
Apr. 20th, 2004 08:41 am (UTC)
*uproarious laughter* >KD >KD

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