Monday, July 13, 2009


The Japanese love using the English language whenever possible.

In Japan, it is not uncommon to see English writing on everything from Billboards to tee-shirts to toothpaste.

The unfortunate problem is that most of the time the English is way off.

Japanglish is one part mixed up translations+ one part Japanese grammar+one part weird pseudo-English. Spoken or read, Japanglish is sure to bring a smile to your face.

I found a great example of it yesterday when I was walking in park in Tokyo. The Japanglish came in the form of a huge sign alerting pet owners about the rules of the park.On the surface the sign looks informative, but take a closer look...Needless to say, I could hardly hold the camera still enough to take this picture...I was laughing so hard.


  1. That is hilarious!!

    It's a good thing the Japanese is there soa person can understand it! LOL!

  2. I so solemnly swear that I will never "pasture" my dog in a Japanese park LOL


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