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Plain EngRish #11 : Freudian Slips

Greetings and welcome back to These Roads for Week #11 of Plain EngRish where the English is bad, the EngRish is good and Freudian Slips are the flavour of the month!

I love the EngRish line-up for today’s post and would like to say a very big thank you to David and Darryl for bringing home the bacon for us this week.  Not only are their photos hilarious, but they also bring about the induction of 2 new countries into the Plain EngRish Hall of Fame.  Amazing!

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Craptastic finds : Camel Balls

So, my brother-in-law gave me a present today – a little somethin’-somethin’ he picked up at a news agency in Jindabyne, NSW… Something incredibly Craptastic.
Yes, as any good brother-in-law would do, he gave me CAMEL BALLS BUBBLE GUM!!!

What the hell?  Camel Balls?  How wrong is that?!
Evidently, in my book, it’s so wrong it’s actually brilliant… so brilliant that it runs dangerously close to taking the ‘Crap’ out of Craptastic (in which case you’d probably just replace it with the original ‘Fan’ part of the word… otherwise you’d just be left with ‘tastic’… which I guess still kind of works, but sounds a little weird).

Anyway, back to the matter at hand: Camel Balls.  Let’s just take a closer look Continue reading

Plain EngRish #10 : Makeover

 

This week in Plain EngRish we will see that not only can EngRish make us laugh, it can also make us beautiful! Get those pens ready to take notes people. It’s time to beautify! Continue reading

Craptastic finds: Ned Kelly Outlaw Mints

  

You know those things that are so bad they’re actually really good? I love those things! They’re what I call ‘Craptastic’ (that’s a mix between ‘crap’ and ‘fantastic’ if you’re a little slow off the mark).  

Well, I made quite the craptastic discovery last week when my brother-in-law and I stopped in a town called Tumut in New South Wales, en route to the Snowy Mountains.  Browsing the souvenir shelves in the tourist info centre (not much else going on in Tumut – the info centre was a highlight), my eyes were drawn to a shiny and very kitsch tin of mints bearing a well-known bearded face and the words ‘NED KELLY ~Such is Life~ OUTLAW MINTS’. 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

Plain EngRish #8 : Ayurvedic Health

Greetings and happy Wednesday from Mount Buller in  Victoria’s beautiful Alpine National Park!  From tropical Bali one week to the Australian snow fields the next – it’s a tough life, but someone’s gotta do it, right?

We’re in for quite the Plain EngRish treat this week.  Another beauty found in the lovely beach town of Arambol in Goa, India (honestly I ask you, does India ever fail to provide??).   Continue reading