Engrish: The Ultimate Language

We've all run into the amazing Engrish language at some point in our life. Whether it's a poorly translated instruction manual, or a picture of some funny sign that you found on the internet, it's hard not to laugh and fall in love with these quirky errors of spelling and grammar.

I'll be brief.. here's a picture I took of the fortune from the fortune cookie that came with last night's dinner:
Engrish Fortune Cookie
"Your present plants are going to succeed. ."

The first time I read it I didn't even notice, and read it as "plans" – the second time when I read it out loud I had to pause a little in shock. The picture is, oddly enough, of one of my successful salvia divinorum plants that I just brought back home. Yesterday was a day of coincidences.

I can't end this post without a link to my FAVORITE example of Engrish ever: The best warning to include with a knife.

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  1. Kelly (KH) said,

    This is somewhat related, but not really. On the chicken I bought for supper last night, the front label said, "Peel for cooking instructions." When I took the label off, the back said, "Cook until done." Hmmm…..

    September 19, 2007 @ 5:34 pm

  2. spudart said,

    Not your future plants, but the plants you currently own. haha. This is hilarious, yet very good newsedful.

    September 19, 2007 @ 5:35 pm

  3. spudart said,

    Please note that previous comment was the first ever use of the word "newsedful" on the internet.

    September 19, 2007 @ 5:36 pm

  4. Kelly (KH) said,

    Congrats to spudart on coining a new word! Perhaps, 25 years from now, the AP will write an article about this blog post and its comments!!!! 🙂 [meant to be read sideways]

    September 19, 2007 @ 9:02 pm

  5. unlikelymoose said,

    You actually received a fortune cookie that has a fortune. I can't remember the last fortune cookie I had with an actual fortune. They're always suggestions. It's stuff like "value your friends" "taste you food before you salt it". They should be called suggestion cookies. I yearn for an actual fortune cookie.

    September 20, 2007 @ 3:22 pm

  6. sparx said,

    Sweet.. now anyone searching for newsedful will find my ramblings! You're the best spudart! 🙂

    I hate suggestion cookies. All my fortune cookies have been eerily accurate lately. Even the typo'd engrish ones. You should buy me chinese some time.. you might win.

    September 20, 2007 @ 8:59 pm

  7. spudart said,

    when i read moose's comment, i didn't see who wrote it, but i knew exactly who it was. I guess that's what happens when you are a twin.

    September 20, 2007 @ 10:49 pm

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