What to think about strange English
Japan is covered in weird English in the strangest of places too. T-shirts are the obvious one, but also shop names and signs are plastered with the oddest of expressions that it truly makes you wonder where they came from. One of my personal favourites is from near where I live, where there is a hairdresser whose name is ‘weed’. The sign says:
Weed: Men 2,000 yen. Women 2,000 yen. Children 1,500 yen.
Personally, I think that is quite a reasonable price to pay for some wacky tabacky, but selling to children? That’s a bit too much for me.
I used to kind of get annoyed at all the strange English, like they were bastardising my native language and I would get the urge to correct everything, but now I really don’t want them to stop. The strange English is a source of entertainment for me, and it would be one less thing to enjoy about living in Japan.
So, although I do want Japan to improve their English, I’m OK with seeing strange English everywhere. Keeping up the good works!
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