Saturday

I was sitting in a room at work, waiting for a meeting to get started the other day, and a lady seated across from me was wearing a really stylish shirt with Japanese characters printed all over it with palm trees and huts and so on. The lady who was sitting next to her was actually Japanese. She said to her, "Thats a cool shirt."

Then the Japanese lady started to translate the characters printed on the shirt. She would point and say, "This means love." "This means beauty."

4 comments:

Pacian said...

In Japan there's apparently been a trend for wearing clothes with english words on them, including phrases as illiterate and offensive as some of the Japanese words on our clothes probably are...

Miss K said...

ha! that is awesome

lluviation said...

http://www.engrish.com/
This is a website dedicated to clothing in Japan with odd English on them.

http://www.hanzismatter.com/
website dedicated to incorrect chinese characters in western culture...i know it is not japanesse, but the ones for japanesse are in japanesse...so i dont know what they are saying.

TaraDharma said...

I thought you were leading up to telling us the characters were actually obscene in meaning. Whew.