Hilarious: Japanese T-Shirts With Catchphrases In ENGRISH

‘Engrish’ is a form of English characterized by bad translation from Japanese by someone who is decent at translating vocabulary but has a poor grasp of English grammar. It tends to be a word-by-word literal translation with humorous results for native English speakers. The term ‘Engrish’ comes from the fact that the Japanese language does not have distinct L and R sounds. They do have a consonant that is roughly somewhere in between these 2 sounds, but whether this translates to L or R in English depends on the situation (and therefore can be interpreted wrong). Yet, that doesn’t stop Japanese teens from embracing English when it comes to fashion. Thus, the trend in Japan of wearing t-shirts with completely incoherent and nonsensical English catchphrases. Here’s a selection.

Hilarious: Japanese T Shirts with catchphrases in ENGRISH

Hilarious: Japanese T Shirts with catchphrases in ENGRISH

Hilarious: Japanese T Shirts with catchphrases in ENGRISH

Hilarious: Japanese T Shirts with catchphrases in ENGRISH

Hilarious: Japanese T Shirts with catchphrases in ENGRISH

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