14 Engrish Signs To Make You Laugh

by Sharon -- June 4, 2010

In previous posts, I have mentioned some ridiculous and hilarious English translations from all around Asia.  These terrible translations are affectionately called “Engrish”, and there is even an entire website devoted to funny translations from Asia.  (Why are they always from Asia?  Get with the program, Asia!!!!).

I am going to keep writing to a minimum in this post because I don’t want to take away from the awesomeness of the pictures.  Enjoy!

Note:  These pictures are arranged chronologically, with the first picture taken at the beginning of our trip and the last picture being the latest.

This picture was taken at a park where they apparently hired the Wicked Witch of the West to translate for them.

Damn, I had my danger all ready.

Dear Hiker. Oops, you’re gonna have to walk the 6 miles back to where you started.  Sorry.  Love, the Great Wall.

This one is a repeat from a previous post, but I still can’t get enough of it.

Sprinkled soup… crab in soup… omelette… what??

The Japanese use a very accurate metric system.  It’s called “Terrible”.

“Axe murderers, please find business elsewhere.”

“It puts the lotion in the basket….”

They must have hired a really good English speaking lawyer to translate this.

… And the Japanese REALLY appreciate the heart.

I hate to say it, but the Koreans might be on to something here.  I am going to go back to the states and start calling tampons “crampons” and it will spread like wildfire.

You would think they could have had a 5 year old proofread this sign.

Hello Take-Out Coffee, my name is Sharon.

The international consultant for TGI Friday’s needs to be fired.

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6 Responses to “14 Engrish Signs To Make You Laugh”

  1. OMG! I was having the hardest time tryingt o containt my giggles at my desk to the word “crampons” that I now have to forward this on hahahahahah I love it. More Engrish posts!

  2. LMFAO, Sharon. Hilarious. Love your blog.

  3. That’s rad.

  4. Haha. My roars of laughter woke Ivy up.

  5. That made me laugh so hard I had tears running down my cheeks! Great stuff. I love the crampons!!

  6. Thanks for the comments everyone! It’s hard not to find terrible English translations in Asia, so I’ll continue to take pictures of them as they come along.


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