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That’s Eng(l)rish

December 14, 2008

Engrish.Funny.com has quite a collection of funny mistakes in English from around the world. Some mistakes can be due to purely linguistic differences. For example in the Japanese language there is no distinction between [r] and [l], so if Raundry Shop makes one smile, imagine if someone for whom there is no distinction between above two phonemes, extends congratulations on somebody’s election – this can make one very emballassed …whoops …embarrassed.