Happy new year! I wish everyone good in A.D. 2010.
For this year’s first humorous offering, consider the following web site as worth a good raugh: Engrish. It features pictures of “Engrish” from around the world. Engrish is a trendy name for English speech or writing by non-Anglophones that amusingly mutilates the language. Be warned, however, that many of the pictures as well as the commentary contain vulgar language. For things don’t always translate well.
My favorite personal experience with Engrish involves a meal that I ordered from Talay Thai—a restaurant on Capitol Hill where I regularly get my Thai fix. On the container lid for a dish, the staff had written “broccori” with a Sharpie. I enjoyed the broccori immensely. I still do whenever I think about it.