Saturday, August 29, 2009

A Funny Sign

Signs here are [obviously] written in Japanese and usually English too. It's these translated signs that are funny. More than 75% of the time, at least of the signs I've seen, they aren't correctly translated into English correctly. The translated signs are usually funny and are commonly known as "Engrish."

I went out with some friends a couple of weeks ago and this sign was posted beside a vending machine. It was funny to me at the time, so funny that I had one of them take my picture with it. Now that I look at it it's not nearly as entertaining as it was that night...after a few tanqueray and tonics!

4 comments:

mandy_Reeves said...

its a cute sign.

Samantha said...

I saw your blog on a blogroll and "U.S. Navy Family in Japan" caught my attention. :) My husband recently joined the Navy and I was hoping to find more wives/families who blog! Not to mention, I remember signs like that! My father was in the military and we spent 6 years in Japan.

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Anonymous said...

Hi Katie! Where are you? Traveling? Maybe the girls are back in school and you're busy! I miss seeing new posts.

Take care!