Dragogoalie From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 1220 posts, RR: 7 Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 800 times:
I heard that Japanese can't say "L" at all! That's why it says Rock instead of Lock
Thats correct. My local ice rink has no locker room, it does have a rocker room however...By the way T, they are getting these pics from www.engrish.com. They have a whole bunch. I can think of 2 other funny things I've seen since moving here. One was on a menu of some sort, it was advertising a salad. But instead of saying cabbage, they said garbage. And a few weekends ago I saw a guy wearing a T-shirt that said "I hate myself and I want to die".
4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2940 posts, RR: 10 Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 785 times:
One of my favorite things about The Simpsons is that they put in subtle bits of humor that most people miss, like Bart and Milhouse snooping around "Morningwood" Penitentiary.
Did anyone catch the episode when they were in Japan? Watch the background and you'll see them pass a "Toys 'L' Us".
4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2940 posts, RR: 10 Reply 9, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 772 times:
...And even though it isn't printed Engrish, Back east, I had a Japanese Supervisor. Great guy, but he had the L/R difficulty. What makes it funny is that we worked at a company called "Callery Chemical", and our Admin. Assistant's name was "Lorraine".
These words came out something like "Caahhaarry" and Lohhlaine. Not to mention all of the funky chemical names.
VonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4624 posts, RR: 38 Reply 11, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 729 times:
You can find them all here. http://www.engrish.com
And the guy who made the crack about Canadians and the letter "o" I assume you're reffering to the "oout and aboot" (out and about). Well that's only in Ontario and other parts of eastern Canada.
TNboy From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 1131 posts, RR: 20 Reply 12, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 704 times:
For many years I had a lot of association with fairly senior Japanese businessmen, and from time to time took them into the bush for some local sightseeing. On one occasion, one of them looked on the ground, pointed to some objects, and asked: "Is that the shit of the kangaroo?"
On being assured that it was, indeed, the shit of the kangaroo, the group proceeded to collect the little black marble-sized objects, wrap them in tissues and put them in their pockets to take home.
I guess they are now mounted on some corporate desk in Tokyo....if they didn't mistake them for sweets on the flight home.