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#1 Post by Der Tor » Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:43 pm

ok... so i just went to my local grocery store here in Germany, looked at the shelves with the cereals and saw this:

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Anyway it's called "Schoko Balls". Schoko is german for choclate and balls... well i am not sure actually... it's not a GERMAN word that's for sure...

so anyway... maybe i am a total perv.. but i stood there in the grocery store and was bursting out laughing :mrgreen: and everyone looked at me strangely with no clue as to why i am laughing.
originaly i wanted to buy them, but after thinking about it some more i kinda changed my mind... :?

I don't know, does this qualify as engrish?

You guys got some examples from japan or from your countries?
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#2 Post by PyTom » Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:49 pm

I hate to be the one to ask, but are they salty?
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#3 Post by N0UGHTS » Tue Oct 21, 2008 12:22 am

I read "Schoko Balls" and I sorta thought there was going to be a chocobo on the cover of the cereal box. My bad.
...You stood there and started laughing at the cereal name, Oh, you perv! That was supposed to be me laughing! ...Schoko, hehe, sounds a lot like [stuff]...

I wouldn't call it "Engrish"... More like, "totally unnecessary use of English."

At least "Schoko Balls" makes more sense than some of the stuff I've seen. Gotta love engrish... Oh, and since you live in Germany, I reckon you haven't heard of the crazy English translations that appeared on many restaurant menus in China during the 2008 Summer Olympics, have you?

EDIT: For the record, I think (I could be wrong) the character that seems to be translated as **** all the time actually means "thousand" by itself. But this is Chinese, so what do I know? :P
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Re: Engrisch

#4 Post by Vatina » Tue Oct 21, 2008 4:42 am

I think I heard the term "Denglish" in german TV once xD But yeah, that one is very easy to misunderstand, hehe.

Reminds me of a couple of pictures from Japan that I saw with a spray called "Gross air" and the "Very suspicious supermarket". I wonder what the last one was meant to be....

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#5 Post by Blue123 » Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:45 am

I'd think twice before shopping here...

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#6 Post by lordcloudx » Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:08 am

Haha! I think I'll take some pics around town tomorrow.

From what I can remember... when exiting Central Philippine University.

"Please give way to incoming vehicles with car pass only."

I guess this means you can deliberately block incoming vehicles that don't have a car pass?

and on signs made by local unauthorized appliance service centers

"We Specialized in TV, PS2, PC, Electric Fan etc. repair."
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#7 Post by mikey » Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:25 am

Alright, my contribution:

http://www.titz.at/
Titz - a poultry producer, look no further if you want yummy chicken breasts...

http://www.bjflute.at/
BJ Flute company - making sure your instrument can be well blown...

and the classic:

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#8 Post by Der Tor » Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:53 pm

@ mikey: LOL... Österreich ist lustiger als Deutschland :mrgreen:

I found some more, i wanna share.

The first one is a brandname for TP in Germany.
The Second one are the Boys of a german company producing car parts (the Name of the company is the 3 letter word on top of the picture)
And the last one is one of the most popular brands of Shampoo.
(in german "u" is pronounced "oo" and "sch" is pronounced "sh")
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Re: Engrisch

#9 Post by monele » Wed Oct 22, 2008 6:24 am

All quite hilarious XD... aah, the sheer innocence of these word choices :)

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#10 Post by MoonlightBomber » Wed Oct 22, 2008 7:55 am

I once remembered a forwarded e-mail from long, long ago that talked about unusual signs here in the Philippines. Some of them are pretty easy to translate, too.

"Wanted: Boy Waitress"
"Wanted: Ugly Waitress" (both are from separate beer gardens)

"Marunong ka bang kumahol? Aso lang ang umiihi dito!" (Do you know how to bark? Only dogs urinate here!)

"Bawal magtapon ng binalot na tae rito" (Do not dispose wrapped poop here)

"Please don't sit like a frog; sit like a queen." (graffiti on a women's restroom in a university)

"THE FART AND THE FURIOUS" (on a newspaper's movie ads section; seen on Engrish.com)

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#11 Post by Neon Lemmy Koopa » Wed Oct 22, 2008 6:14 pm

Blue123 wrote:I'd think twice before shopping here...

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You wouldnt see a Black man within 300 feet of that place XD
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#12 Post by LVUER » Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:32 pm

Blue123 wrote:I'd think twice before shopping here...

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What the signs read? I can't read them. And sorry if I use any Engrish ^_^

BTW, I've read about Engrish in one of my English Education book. It says that in Japanese Hotel, there are sign like this, "Please use the chambermaids as you like".

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#13 Post by N0UGHTS » Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:16 am

LVUER wrote:What the signs read? I can't read them. And sorry if I use any Engrish ^_^

BTW, I've read about Engrish in one of my English Education book. It says that in Japanese Hotel, there are sign like this, "Please use the chambermaids as you like".
Dude. I wanna go to that hotel...

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#14 Post by Der Tor » Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:43 pm

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#15 Post by monele » Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:15 am

Just came upon this one XD

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I'm pretty sure that's bad advice, really ô_o

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