Saturday, September 12, 2009

Japanese signs

I know that this is a bit of an overdone theme, but
Japanese signs really do amaze me sometimes. The longer I live here the less I notice the bad spelling, the terrible grammar and the nonsense kind of meanings, but lately I have found a couple of signs that left me shaking my head... again!
Just in case you can't read them, the first one was on the window of a hairdressers:
"No one ever told me I was pretty when I was a little girl. All little girls should be told they're pretty, even if they aren't."
Pretty good in the spelling and grammar stakes, but I would wonder a little if I went into the shop and they called me pretty whether they were telling the truth or not....

The second sign is at a Japanese style barbecue restaurant:
"Laugh and graw fat"
I'm not even sure where to start dissecting that English!

1 comment:

  1. Oh wow. I think the lack of errors in the first one is scary. Like you say- would make me more suspicious if they told me I was pretty!