日本での一年間

October 1, 2010

Japanese Engrish Shirts

Filed under: Engrish, Strange — myyearinjapan @ 12:03 am

Good luck finding a T-shirt in Japan that has Japanese on it. Sure, if you go to a touristy area you’ll see shirts that say things like “samurai” and “zen” in Japanese. And there are certainly T-shirts made to promote a school or sports team that might have Japanese, but outside of that, forget about it. Japanese people wear T-shirts with English on them (or sometimes French). Why? They tell me it looks cooler. But the English doesn’t really need to mean anything. Even Japanese people who speak pretty good English, usually don’t bother to read them.

Typical T-shirt

This is a fairly typical shirt. It doesn't really say anything. It's just a collection of words and phrases splashed haphazardly across the shirt.

Another T shirt

Another T-shirt. "Feel the best music rythm in the hole world." I imagine that you can get better reverberation in a hole world, similar to singing in the shower, right?

Shirt 3

This shirt is on sale. It was marked down to about $6 from about $30. "BEING LONGING" "RELIEVED BY LONGING" There are so many overlapping words here that I'm not sure how I'm supposed to read it.

Milk T shirt

I just had to take a picture of this shirt because I myself suffer from milk addiction. That's why I could never last as a vegan. I would never drink flavored milk though. Milk is so delicious as it is! Why ruin it?

T shirt 5

I wish I had more gustiness.Why does it say "09" though? Was gustiness only popular in 2009?

T shirt 6

This shirt made me wonder, what is suburban North Dakota like? I can only imagine it's like suburban Fresno, but colder.Of course, these are the "Liberty Suburbs," so they must be special. Glad to hear that they've been "the discovered".

T shirt 7

How can I break it if it's already open wide? And by extension, how can I know if I'm alive? Also, what does the Arc d'Triomphe have to do with any of this?

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