Engrish

Engrish

You might come across humorous photos of “Engrish” (misspelled or misused English in Asia), on-line.  But unless you’ve been there (Japan in particular), you might not know how truly abundant it is.  Everywhere you turn you find English on signs.  It’s not so much because people understand English, but because it’s trendy to use.

When used in this fashion, it seems that limited effort is put into forming good English (which is surprising because the Japanese are very meticulous and capable people who study English as a regular subject in Jr. and Sr. high school.)

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