Funny, but I’ve seen waaaaay more screwed up English than that in Japan.
Somehow it’s always funniest when it’s in a really mass-marketed product.
“All your base are belong to us...”
All your base are belong to us! B-)
“Do not want!”
You have no chance to survive make your time.
After I graduated from college I spent a summer in Tokyo. We amused ourselves daily with example of Japanese English.
My roommate bought a nightgown with a picture of three tumbling bears. The caption beneath them read, “Fat body prove fatal to fashion life. Decide to get thin. Best start now.”
Someone set us up the bomb.
What amazes me is that even at that point in time there were localizing teams to convert the game for an English audience. Also consider that most NES games had maybe 1-2 paragraphs of text per game it would take 1 native peaker an hour or less to properly get rid of any engrish.
It gets even funnier when Japanese lawyers write this stuff. Back when I worked at a factory automation company that sold Japanese products, the manuals for these products used to have a some legalese in them “In this manual we have tried describe all possible configuration. Any other configuration not in the manual should be considered impossible.”
From Fatal Fury Special: “Oooh. You make me so angry, ya big silly.”
Wow! Boehner said that exact same thing to Obama at their last meeting.
I had a couple of jobs where I had to interact with Japanese, with comical results. The first one involved a consignment of crated goods, being shipped from Tokyo, to Las Vegas. All the crates were clearly marked, in large stencil letters “Ras Begas”. The other involved some young teenage Japanese girls, wearing the cutest pink and white tops, with teddy bears and unicorns, and the English words “Fvck you” (you can imagine the actual spelling), emblazoned across their chests. It was obvious they had no idea what the words meant.
I’ll have to post some of my own funny pics of Engrish over the years. I wish it was easier to share photos here.
"all your video games are berong to us!" Hahahaaa!!!