9 May, 2008
this won't be on Engrish.com
This won't go on Engrish.com website.
Firstly, sorry for the poor photo quality. It was taken by my outdated Sony Ericsson K750i mobile phone.
This photo simply won't go onto the arrogant native English speakers' favourite Engrish.com website, a website dedicated to poke fun and make a big fuss on some Asian's non-perfect English. And the above photo was taken in an Australian green grocers which is not by Asians. Had a similar photo taken (with similar English grammar issues).
Haven't spotted the English/Engrish issue? Please keep reading.
Engrish.com is well known for targeting Asian's non-perfect English. I believe it is safe to say that Asian languages do not share many similarities as European languages with English. And for many Asians, the sounds "r" and "l" may be hard to distinguish. It is true that not all Asians were well educated in English speaking environment or have opportunity to master English. And their broken English is without a doubt a big joke for arrogant native English speakers' favourite Engrish.com website.
People in Asia tried to provide signs for English speakers, occasionally, the guy who made the signs do not speak perfect English, or simply do not have enough resource to the English translations verified. The result is something called “Chinglish” where they translate word by word without following proper sentence structure and in many cases, poor choices of words. Arrogant native English speakers at Engrish.com showed absolutely no appreciations to those tried to provide information (in signs) for English speakers.
If you dig down in Engrish.com, you will find a number of photos featured there showed no spelling errors and no grammar mistakes. A few photos are not even English (or any language) related, but all featured there simply they are not English speakers or westerners.
Would Engrish.com make similar fun on non-Asian's less-than-acceptable English? I highly doubt so. Simply they targets Asians, Japanese and Chinese in particular.
Now, back to the photo. As I mentioned earlier, the photo simply won't get listed in Engrish.com because it is not from a Japanese grocery store. The problem?
The English (shown in the photo above) won't be placed under scrutiny by those arrogant native English speakers, simply it wasn't in Japan or any Asian country, and the shop wasn't owned by Asians.
The conclusion, Engrish.com appears to be racist website (with Asian's English is laughable umbrella) to me. Antony does not speak English.
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