Saturday, May 12, 2007

Arglish


The best thing about shopping at Carrefour is the guy who writes the signs for the specials and sometimes just the regular signs identifying products. In all fairness, if I were to try to write in Arabic, my spelling mistakes would probably be MUCH, much worse...but then I'm sensible and stick to a language that I actually do know how to speak and spell.

5 comments:

Cairogal said...

LOL...I think learning to decipher that signs w/ their English translation becomes a bit of an art!

vagabondblogger said...

Hahaha. In Abu Dhabi there's a shop selling "humburgers."

riniroo said...

That's so funny, I have friends in Malaysia right now and they run into this all the time.

I thought you'd also enjoy this link:
http://www.photomann.com/japan/machines/
The "Photomann" put together a collection of vending machines in Japan, they're hilarious.

Z said...

I see similar things here in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. Strange combinations of English and German. Sometimes, the name and the thing are completely at odds, e.g. a "Fitness Teller (plate)" under the salad section which can consist of deep fried items and shredded vegetables drenched in mayo...

Martel said...

Finally Internet (Because I can have Internet only the weekend and the public holidays), I can visit your blog. This weekend I present Martel in version black and white. I prefer the photographs in b&w and you?

My blog photographs on the town of Martel