Tag Archives: CHINA

Plain EngRish #17 : Awesome T-Shirts

Of all the wonderful EngRish out there, T-shirts are tops. Not only do they provide us with frequent EngRish sightings, but honestly, I think T-Shirt EngRish is really the greatest EngRish you can find… I mean, people actually wear this stuff! And you know what? I for one love them dearly for it.
Seriously, the prospect of chasing down a moving EngRish target to try to capture a stealth photo of the offending garment… well, it’s something everyone should try at least once before they die.

Anyway, today I’ve got a bit of a China/Japan theme going on with some T-Shirt EngRish I’ve come across over the years.  Enjoy! Continue reading

Plain EngRish #14 : Rules, rules rules

Today in Plain EngRish #14, we learn that Asia, like anywhere else in the world has rules.  It’s just that in Asia, rules often come in the form of EngRish.  These, as you may have guessed, are my favourite kind of rules.

To ensure you stay on the right side of the law on your Asian adventures, be sure to adhere to the following rules… even if no one else does. Continue reading

Plain EngRish #13 : The Young Elderly Fisherman Menu

Last year I discovered a place that is every EngRish enthusiast’s dream. Plain EngRish heaven, one might even say ; The Young Elderly Fisherman restaurant in Chengdu, China.

After chancing upon this random little eatery, we were tickled pink… and as I’m sure you can imagine, our decision to dine at the Young Elderly Fisherman was based entirely on the amusing name (young AND elderly?? Really??).   Already my day had been made (it doesn’t take much), but then we opened the menu. HOLY CRAP! It was amazing!  Never in  my wildest dreams had I dared to believe that a menu so packed with Plain EngRish gold could ever exist.  Honestly, you couldn’t even make stuff like this up!  Don’t believe me?  See for yourselves; Continue reading

Plain EngRish #9 : Wheelchairs

Happy Wednesday Roadies! Plain EngRish #9 is here today for your midweek viewing pleasure and ready to tickle your funny bones with some glorious platinum EngRish!

Clearly the EngRish Gods are smiling upon us today as they have sent us some Plain EngRish gold  straight from the heart of mis-translation heaven (a place also known as China). A big thank you to my buddy, Meg (and her sharp-eyed friend), for this week’s photo which, I must say, it is one of the finest examples of English-gone-wrong (or rather, EngRish-gone-right) I’ve had the privilege of viewing in my long-time love affair with language-blunder phenomenon. Continue reading

5 Toilets You Don’t Want To Find in Asia

If last week’s Friday Fives didn’t make you lose you lunch, this one surely will. Yes, we’re here to address some of Asia’s worst with ‘5 Toilets You Don’t Want to Find in Asia’

Perhaps only marginally less famous than the old E=mc2, is the equation of;

Asia + Toilets = Scary

This is a proven fact that anyone who has traveled to the continent can attest to.  Toilets there are  the stuff nightmares are made of. Worst part is, they’re pretty much unavoidable.

It’s not even the squat-toilet element that’s the issue here – in fact, the squat is a blessing in disguise as it greatly reduces the potential of skin-to-porcelain contact, which as we will see, can only be a good thing. What makes these bathrooms so downright traumatising is, well, see for yourself… Continue reading

Plain EngRish #4 : Surprise Mix

Hello and welcome to Plain EngRish Week #4!!  Thanks to everyone who has dropped by These Roads for their weekly hump-day dose of Plain EngRish… I hope your July has been better for it – I know mine certainly has!  I’d also like to extend a big thank you to those of you who kindly submitted photos to share here with the Plain EngRish-loving community – your keen EngRish spotting eyes have been impressive and very much appreciated… love you long time.

To celebrate the completion of the first month of Plain EngRish, I’ve lined up a little treat for you all – not just one but four photos of Plain EngRish happy for you to enjoy! Enthusiastic cheer! Continue reading