Sunday, February 13, 2011

Engrish... it ALWAYS makes me laugh!

I love it when things come to me somehow and the English language is messed up or mangled... I remember years ago in Kearney, Nebraska there was this Chinese food place that everyone called "We Delivery" because on their take out menu they had in big bold letters "WE DELIVERY!".

The other day I got a restaurant menu in my mailbox at home. It is for Portofino's a German/Italian place here in town. The food is good, I ate their once... but now I am starting to have second thoughts, lol... 

Last deployment my husband was in Iraq. He sent 3 blankets home that he purchased there. Before I washed them I looked at the tag and I could not stop laughing! Here is the tag, front and back:
The character of soft is important!

Because you always want your blankets to belooked more beautiful! And use water... or not.

Do you have anything "Engrish" around your home? I would love for you to share!!!



7 comments:

Mom Went Crazy said...

I would love to be spoiled with your foot! Thank you!
We have a chinese place here that we call plicky up because you order they say "derivery or plicky up?"
Engrish. I've never heard it called that before. I love it! Thanks for adding a new word to my vacobulary. (I spelled it wrong, but I think I'll leave it! lol)

The Household 6 Diva said...

Those labels are hysterical!!

Next time you order from Portofinos be sure to order some Lambrusco! :)

3GirlKnight said...

That's hilarious! I'll have to hunt around, but I think I have an example of an air-soft gun instruction manual I found doing some college research. There was a lot of Engrish in it, but they also used the full technical description for almost everything, rather than the common name, like saying, "threaded hex head fastener" rather than "bolt".

SJ said...

I just did a whole stupid signs post, this tickled me. Is foot an Italian specialty now? LMAO

alejandro guzman said...

I could live in a place called Bumholder...

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Laura said...

HAHA! That is BAUMholder. Baum as in tree :) I see where your mind is at...

Corinne Rodrigues said...

Hi Laura - Loved this..first time at your blog and you made me smile! I live in India so we see these signs all around - still doesn't stop us from laughing though. Like the time I saw an ad for a BRAS BAND (the kind that plays at weddings here - don't get naughty ideas!). Then there was a restaurant that sold FRIED FRANCS (that's French for prawns!!!!)I could go on........let me know if you are collecting - I will supply :))