Today’s questionable use of English comes from Cole who writes, “This is from 2010 when I was living in Taipei, Taiwan for the summer…I still haven’t figured out exactly what got lost in translation. It worked though, since we couldn’t help but go in and check the place out.” Would you visit the Museum of [...]
Today’s ‘engrish’ submission comes from Melissa who blogs over at Suitcase and Heels. She took this photo while travelling through Busan, South Korea last fall. Check out the sign just above the coffee shop’s doors: “You are falling in coffee scent.” Now what could that one mean?
This quirky EngRish sign was spotted just outside a bank in my neighbourhood. If only they had stopped at ‘t’, I would believe the ad… It makes me chuckle because I have been trying to teach my Korean students how to avoid mistakes like this all year, yet they are still not clear on [...]
Today’s ‘Engrish’ photo comes from Alli Campbell who blogs over at The Illustrated Adventures of Albert Snowbell. She spotted this sign at what she describes was a ‘less than pleasant squat toilet’ in Leshan, China. What scares me the most is the warning which states you will not be able to breathe any fresh air [...]
Today’s Engrish comes to us from Melissa who blogs over at Suitcase and Heels. She snapped this photo at Incheon International Airport soon after landing in South Korea. She says it’s not the most head-scratching example of Konglish ever, but it was her first exposure to it and it made her smirk. p.s. Make sure [...]
This gem of a photo comes from Sarah of Where’s My Toothbrush? It literally made me laugh out loud when I saw it in my inbox. I mean, who doesn’t want their children to grow up to have strong bowels? That’s going to be my goal as a parent! But seriously, read the full paragraph [...]
Whoa, Korea! The ‘Engrish Edition’ is starting to get a bit racy. I’d like to point out that this is an ad for a water park; Ocean World to be precise – a place where children go… The half-clad girl isn’t really helping the situation. Between her glowing body, the bootie shorts, and the slogan “Feel the climax”, I’m [...]
I noticed this sign in a window display in Daejeon. Ready with your interpretations? Go! Want more EngRish?
This is the best ‘EngRish’ photo I have come across to date! Seriously, I whipped my camera out faster than you can say kimchi to capture this piece of English literary magic. Ho Bar is a well-known chain of bars in Korea and they are popular! You’ll find them every few blocks, and this particular [...]
Is there anything happy about catching a virus? Apparently there is according to this cute little cafe I spotted on a Saturday out in Seoul. Their name may not have been the most inviting, but their dishes sure looked tasty – especially that ice cream waffle! I didn’t get to savour their menu, but then [...]
This is an essay one of my Korean ESL students wrote about his favourite food – steak. I think the best part of the whole essay is when he professes his love for blood; “I like steak because it is cut and the blood show. I like blood.” I’m either teaching a true carnivore or [...]