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.

2 Responses to “That’s Eng(l)rish”

  1. V. Donkov Says:

    There’s another site on Asian English: http://www.engrish.com
    And my personal BG English favourite on the menu: “Old man from Bansko — 7.00 lv.” (what we know as “Бански старец”). Strangely (or not), there is an analogue: http://www.engrish.com/page/7/

  2. Rayn@ Says:

    Thanks for the link. ‘Бански старец’ in EN made me laugh 🙂


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