Tuesday, July 11, 2006

The Joys of Engrish

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A T-shirt in Osaka.

If ever the army of native-speaking ALTs, invited to invade Japan to teach "proper" English, should succeed, thus eliminating the miracle of Engrish in its purest, most unadulturated form, the saddness and sense of responsibility I would feel for taking part in such a tragedy would be nothing something unBERRYBERRYable.

4 comments:

Christopher said...

Everytime I think I've seen the ultimate Engrish, I'm surprised yet again. This is berryberry amazing!

Anonymous said...

Hey^_^
This isn't connected with the topic, but here are some nice short videos, which my sis found:
http://japundit.com/archives/2006/07/10/3011/
I dunno if you already have it. Anyway- I wanted to share it with more people ;].

Melissa said...

Christopher: I understand! Engrish never ceases to amaze me (^o^)/

Anonymous: Thanks for the link...although I must say, the videos do not do the dances justice. There is no way to capture the breath-taking beauty of the elaborate sets, elegant costumes and graceful movements, let alone the sound of the shamisen and the voice of the singers,the tensely quickening clash of bamboo before an act, the whisper of silk as the geiko enter the stage from the hanamichi...

Well, they did inspire me to try get all my pixs up from the dances! :) Better late than never, right? They don't do much justice to the dances either, but like the videos, they're still fun to look at!

Lindizzy said...

LOLOL this one is so cute. Always makes me laugh. Makes you think anyway. something...nothing...