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Old 12-30-2017, 11:50 AM   #1
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Engrish: "Do not put it on the skin products"

I went to a certain website to look for a new power adapter for my laptop, and ran into this Engrish I hadn't heard before from a seller faking an American identity: "Do not put it on the skin products." Skin? At first I thought that meant it would somehow be harmful to laptop skins--you know, the plastic sticker layers you put on old laptops to improve their appearance. (I didn't know they existed until I bought this laptop that the previous owner put a skin on. I said "This is beautiful!" before I figured out it was just a skin.)

Now that I'm giving it more thought, "do not put it on the skin products" suggests the brick would probably burn me if I touched it. The seller was probably being unintentionally honest. I won't be buying that one.
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This might belong in the "bragging time!!" thread since it came with my gift - a plastic bag (for my camera (for use in heavy rain)).

My favourite part of the user manual:
3. fear of certain fish may play a protective role in in loss prevention. Fangshuai inside.
4. When using this product, such as cameras, mobile phones and other products to mention when the water, will be automatically cropped.
(not poking fun - having grown up speaking Englalian and Italish I can see the humour).
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engrish is fun, although it requires a somewhat condescending attitude...

anyhow, my favorites were always

Smorking Labbit

and a south korean children's movie where a talking poo (stool, excrement) is the star (that is not engrish, but nicely protrays differences in popular culture between east and west, which often are a significant part of the fun in engrish-style humour).

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Old 12-31-2017, 11:30 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by ondoho View Post
engrish is fun, although it requires a somewhat condescending attitude...
I guess, but my attitude is not that these people speak Engrish because they're stupid/ignorant, it's that they speak Engrish because they're lazy. To translate your words into the local dialect of English if you don't know it, the only thing needed is to pay a translator. Undoubtedly the only reason "Zero Wing" displayed "all your base are belong to us," etc. is because the software publisher didn't dedicate enough budget to paying some experienced English readers. All they wanted to do was bash out an English version of a Japanese game as quickly as possible. They didn't care enough to make sure the translation wasn't sloppy.


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