Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Engrish - Japanese English


This was in our hotel room in Tokyo, Japan. It reads "This room is non-smoking room for your convenience". I'm not sure how this could be an convience to me. Maybe I don't have to take out the dirty ash trays.

1 comment:

halcanary said...

But native speakers do this too. A certain manager used to say "For your convenience, we will be closing the store in ten minutes." What she meant was "Because we want to go home, we will be closing the store in ten minutes."

That drove me nuts.

(Hal)