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March 25, 2006
It's been a productive day here at Tokyo Tales Towers. Had a loooong lie-in (I like to get the weekend off to a good start), booked flights back to the UK, researched shipping options, bought assorted sundries related to the move, watched some classic episodes of Frasier.
But the highlight was undoubtedly finding a beautiful piece of Japlish on a neoprene sleeve thing I bought to carry my spare laptop battery. I didn't even notice this until I got it home - you know how it gets in Tokyu Hands; fatigue starts to set in after about the second hour of continually going "Ooh! That's cool! I need one of these!" - but when I actually took the time to stop and read it, I laughed so hard that milk came out of my nose. And I wasn't even drinking milk at the time.
YOU CAN FIND "IT" UP
Ah, where to start? So much to admire, so little time. Firstly, the "Spanking!" is in a swirly mock-Ford logo font, whish only serves to emphasise its jaunty Boys Own Adventure pluckishness. Then of course we have the mysterious "it", which we are assured we will find "up completely", not merely "at anytime" but also, miraculously, "at any purpose". I have no idea what they're talking about by now. Something timeless and versatile... maybe Blu-Tac?
And lastly, the Geordie dialect is finally embraced by Japlish copywriters: "That's something, like." To which the only appropriate response must surely be "Hadaway man, ya taakin shite."
Posted by chris at March 25, 2006 10:35 PM | Permalink
Great link to flickr blu-tack, how do you think to search these things?
Posted by: tokyobogue at March 26, 2006 08:08 PM
Spend enough time on Flickr, and you realise that you can find photos of literally *anything* on there.
Posted by: chris at March 26, 2006 08:53 PM
man that cracked me up. very interesting ... man these people need to learn the language before they use it... but too me americans with japanese tatoo is pretty funny too ... tatoos like...house or milk...yea
Posted by: RisingSunOfNihon at July 20, 2006 12:50 PM
Absolutely, there's plenty of humour in both directions. You should check out hanzismatter.com for some great examples of Chinese character misuse.
Posted by: chris at July 20, 2006 06:45 PM
I spotted the "IT" up one myself sometime ago, how about this one from a students T-shirt.. IT IS BETTER WORLD. RISK ON ME! A dream will be seen together. The present work is experienced from the depth for all fate.
Posted by: johnny at August 28, 2006 01:35 AM
This is just way too funny!
Thanks for giving me the laugh of the day :D
Posted by: Dan at October 17, 2006 09:58 AM