Monday, March 2, 2009

Can't you speak Engrish? Yes, I am!

Urbandictionary.com defines Engrish as a form of English characterized by bad translation from Japanese by someone who is decent at translating vocabulary but has a poor grasp of English grammar. Tends to be a word-by-word literal translation with humorous results for native English speakers. Engrish is most common in old video games and anime subtitles.

Engrish is by no means limited to video games and animes and Japan, it extends to almost everything in Asia, including the Philippines. As a result of word-by-word literal translations, the following Engrish examples culled from Engrish.com are hilarious and punny (though not intended):

And from the Philippines!

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