Category Archives: Engrish

Engrish #3: The Movable Stick

“Happiness is homemade” is an apt motto for someone who loves to bake at home~~ Whether it’s sugar cookies, focaccia, biscuits or pizza dough, every now and then I find myself in need of a rolling pin to get the job done.

When I first got to Korea, it took quite awhile to get access to an oven, and even longer to find baking supplies. I didn’t give up, however, and at the end of my hunt, I was not only rewarded with a rolling pin, but a great Engrish sighting as well!

And now I present to you a Korean rolling pin, aka THE MOVABLE STICK!



Engrish #2: The Crappy Crab

A visit to any stationary store in Korea is just so full of hilarious Engrish examples, that it’s difficult to choose a favorite! But here is an all-time classic that I wanted to share with you. It’s the tale of a crappy little crab.

crappy crab

What you see is a pistachio nut, proudly proclaiming that he is a literally a little piece of s***. But WHY?! you may wonder~~~

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Engrish #1: “Eat Dirt!” Or rather, “Eat Sand!”

It’s a known fact that Korean society is absolutely crazy for English. There are tons of English words that have been adopted into everyday language. This also extends to the practice of product branding and marketing. However, as has shown us time and again, the English doesn’t always make it quite as it should.

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