In the elevator of an office building on Minsheng/Dunhua Intersection
I thought I'd let 2010 out with a bang, by posting my favorite Engrish from four years in Taiwan and trips to Japan, Central America, Egypt, Indonesia and India. Most of this particular Engrish comes straight from Taiwan. As the year slips away into...well, another year...hope you are have great enjoy time of the Engrish!
Even though our cat has proven himself gloriously inept at catching mice, I still won't be using this on him.
There's no actual reason why this sounds as disgusting as it does. But it does. Yes...it does. (near Wanlong MRT...not far from Chili Lubricants which I'm also planning to get a picture of)
The Hsinchu subsidiary of Oh!God!Ya!
Get your pot plants here!
They've actually changed the name of this shop, you know. A different sign by the same company appeared on Engrish.com years ago.
(it stands for World Taekwondo Federation...really)
I love everything about this 台妹 - from her ratty little dog to her plastic slippers, makeup and hair (she was smoking but you can't see it in the photo). But it makes it onto this post because of her glorious T-shirt.
If I were an ignorant American who decided to open a Mexican restaurant, I think I might just name it Restaurante Los Tacos. Try our Chupalito Maximo!
You'd think that screaming loudly would be enough for them to show their presence. Do they really need to defecate on people's heads as well?
I got nothin' to say about this. It is what it is.
Little vanilla bimbos.
I thought it might be a misspelling of something but after seeing the picture...no, they really meant to call it "Snobs".
A never-ending source of fun. Every joke I could make about this brand of nuts has been made...trust me.
I love reading classic 2009 works of English literature and soaking up the ancient, deeply-held traditions of Old England, which has been settled and culturally relevant since...2009!
I'm really scared of Grizzly Bears. (Sold next to Guts bars, which I also need to get a decent photo of.)
Well no wonder the building fell down, if it had 1,234 floors!
"Pocket Volcano: Science On Your Palm" is funny enough, but then they had to add "Perform 'volcanic eruptions' on the table top, in a bath or even in a glass". Top it off with a gem like "It's an awesome science gadget!" and you've got pure gold.
"If you are attacked by a swarm of bees, every second counts. Run away as fast as you can." Wow, making me feel really safe there.
Oh yeah, and don't hide underwater unless you can swim underwater. Of course.
I like this one less for the English (which is not so bad) than for the picture, which makes it seem like a giant laser beam from an alien spaceship randomly came and struck the cliff where that guy was hiking.