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Funny Pictures: Engrish Fashion Faux Pas

Updated on August 3, 2008

Most will probably agree that deep down, we're all one people. But in this world, the language barrier can turn otherwise simple situations into major gaffes of hilarious proportions. Some of us are familiar with trendy Westerners getting exotic tattoos of Asian symbols on their bodies, only to find out later that they mean "foreign white devil" or "spank my grandma" or something. But the same thing happens on the other side of the world, where having English all over your clothing is considered trendy by most people. Check out this collection of foreign language fashion blunders hand-picked from - and be sure to check out their other Engrish stuff as well if you find that you've enjoyed these.

("I hate my life.  Every day I polish my revolver and I shoot my head, like a rock star.")
("I hate my life. Every day I polish my revolver and I shoot my head, like a rock star.")


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      Chef Jeff 9 years ago from Universe, Milky Way, Outer Arm, Sol, Earth, Western Hemisphere, North America, Illinois, Chicago.

      One of my favorites was in a washroom overseas - "Toilet out of order, please use floor below" and another fave from Japan, "Baby-poop fudgecicles".

      Gotta love that last one! "God Englis Speeked Hear."

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      Camille  9 years ago

      I live in Korea and there are some pretty amazing shirts here. The elementary and middle school girls seem to wear them most often -- "Pre-Teen Hottie", "Yellow Men Can't Rap", "I only wanted a backrub" and those are just a few examples. This was a fun read, thanks!

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      Roberta Kyle 9 years ago from Central New Jersey

      I'm still chuckling over the "used ladies" and the washing instructions that say "no coleslaw" --not to mention a few of the others<ahem>:-)

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      Nicole A. Winter 9 years ago from Chicago, IL

      Oh, gosh, these are *too* freakin' funny! Thanks so much.

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      Tom Kay 9 years ago

      There are some great pieces of dodgy English out there.

      I heard some classics when I lived in Japan! Brilliant.

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      pgrundy 9 years ago

      Too funny! I especially like the entrance to hell underpants. Now I know what I want for Christmas.