Spelling Mistakes From India That Will Make You Laugh, Cry, And Gag

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#1 Jul 26th, 2013, 19:23
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Spelling Mistakes From India That Will Make You Laugh, Cry, And Gag

am sure all of us who have been to India have a photo of a crazy sign. personally, I like snakes with my chai (seen on a sign in Kumbakonam.)
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Some of my favourites there.

Over on the Team-BHP site, some of the examples posted are so weird I have to ask what they mean!
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come to think of it, look at the flip side, at least in India, they try, you generally get the drift of what is being professed or offered , and a bit of a laugh in the bargain. can't say the same of the chinese or japanese, where its always their way, have never come across chinese or japanese english.
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There are whole sites devoted to Chinese English, and I was laughing at some Japanese English on a packet only this morning. My most favourite ever piece of Japanese English was, iirc, in the instructions for a kitchen gadget...

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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post There are whole sites devoted to Chinese English, and I was laughing at some Japanese English on a packet only this morning. My most favourite ever piece of Japanese English was, iirc, in the instructions for a kitchen gadget...

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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post There are whole sites devoted to Chinese English, and I was laughing at some Japanese English on a packet only this morning. My most favourite ever piece of Japanese English was, iirc, in the instructions for a kitchen gadget...

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I live in the San Gabriel Valley, a sprawling suburban area east of Los Angeles. My neighborhood is a part of the California melting pot where people from all over the world live mostly amicable side-by-side (including many Indian-Americans - there's a Hindu temple three blocks up the street from my house). My particular area has many Chinese-Americans, many of them fairly recent arrivals from Asia.

I've noticed that the Chinese here have a penchant for naming their businesses with pleasant adjectives. Some I've noticed are:

Sincere Escrow
Good Looking Embroidery
Auspicious Moving Company
Artistic Hair Design
Happy Nails
Comfort & Joy Skin & Body Care
Happy Kitchen
Happy Tea
Happy Pet
Happy Feet
Happy Bakery
Happy Massage Spa

and my favorite just spotted today:

Doggy Pretty Pet Grooming
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Everyone is used to "cum" being used as a conjunction (??) as in Exhibition-cum-Sale, and think that its origins are sound, being from the Latin (for 'with?').

But... "First-Cum-First-Served?" Oh no! Oh dear me No! Please!

It was in a newspaper announcement. And no, it had nothing to do with brothels.
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I can't understand what is the problem with the middle one...
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Originally Posted by Mountain Goat View Post I can't understand what is the problem with the middle one...
There is no problem whatsoever. It's just a good pun.

I wonder what MESSES on the first picture is supposed to be: "Misses" (plural of "Miss"), "Mrs." or even "massage"?
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My Dear Friends,
We should keep in our mind that English is the 2nd Language of most of the Indians...
In some European countries many even don't understand English...
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We knew that.

We also knew that many sign writers do not speak English at all. They just copy, draw from memory, put what they think it might be, etc etc.
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Originally Posted by Golghar View Post There is no problem whatsoever. It's just a good pun.

I wonder what MESSES on the first picture is supposed to be: "Misses" (plural of "Miss"), "Mrs." or even "massage"?
Yes...But I think the middle one is nice caption...
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funny that you should bring it up, i saw this sign at surajkund festival
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