I'd forgotten how often we saw Magritte (colubra) wrote,
I'd forgotten how often we saw Magritte

Saw this and wondered.

So boingboing.net found This story. You know how you always wondered if those white boys with kanji tattoos know what is inked on them? The answer seems to be 'no, not really as such'.

boingboing.net calls this 'japangrish', in tribute to the hysterical comedy of that which is available on engrish.com. But 'japangrish' is shitty broken-japanese- engrish is a primo example of mistranslation from English to Japanese character, as that's how you spell 'english' in Japanese, as they lack a proper L sound in the language...
Maybe Nihongrish? Nihongo is Japanese for 'Japanese language', after all.
Or Nippongo, perhaps?

What do you think?

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