Bringing the learning home (Australian Learning & Teaching Council)

Engrish

Hi

I was sent this as an email (it is attached and takes about a minute for all the images to download) and thought it would be good to pass on – – it might raise a smile! But hey – how would Australians go trying to communicate to other cultures in other languages? Or even in English – don’t let’s forget ‘where the bloody hell are you?’, which went down like a lead balloon overseas! I wonder how many enormous bloopers there are in some of the translated material we put out in Australia? Anyway, keep your eyes open for any examples of ‘Engrish’ and pass them on – with humility!

Jan
INGRISH

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2 responses

  1. I saw a clothing store called Ugly the other day. Also the local hairdresser is ‘narcissist’.

    October 4, 2010 at 4:54 am

    • tonialeannegray

      Hi aefex

      What country are you in? Bizarre names…!!! Reverse psychology perhaps? Tonia

      October 5, 2010 at 4:49 am

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