Posts Tagged ‘culture’

“100 and one faces”

January 4, 2009

Cooool.

Thanks to Chip Dogg.

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“One Semester of Spanish”-a love song

November 6, 2008

Funny.  Sent in by Marta, a proud Puerto-Rican woman, whose keen mind would not only see through a clown like this, but also leave him crying in both english and spanish.

Axe Dark Temptation Spray Deodorant Ad Banned in India

September 9, 2008

The Indian government has banned a new television ad for Axe Body Spray. The commercial for the new Axe scent, Dark Temptation, features a man turning into solid chocolate and being, literally, pecked at by various women. India’s Ministry of Information and Broadcasting pulled the ad after receiving a complaint from a viewer. Check out the ad and judge for yourself.

Via Wall Street Journal

Funny english translation mistakes from around the world. Make you laugh until bovine return to their domicile.

August 24, 2008

Engrishfunny.com exists to show just how much really can be lost in translation. Here’s but a small sampling.

Yes, it tastes that good…..

Umm…..I’m not really sure what this is about. Perhaps girl hunting is acceptable only in designates zones.

Please donate, won’t you?

Is there any other way to prepare it?

Hmmm….?

More at EngrishFunny.com.

Sad because dog meat is off the menu in Beijing during the Olympics? Fear not, seal penis is still available.

July 30, 2008

As we reported 2 weeks ago, the Chinese government ordered restaurants in Beijing to stop serving dog meat during the time Beijing hosts the 2008 Summer Olympics. Something about scaring the Western tourists, etc……

But, fear not, because niche parts of assorted animals can still be purchased at a new speciality penis eatery in Beijing. Besides horse penis with a chili dip, customers can order the member of a seal, which is apparently a delicacy. Before you make any condescending remarks, remember that cultures vary around the world in cuisine, music, art, etc., so don’t be so closed minded. All of you xenophobes can eat a dick.

Source

A battle of “cultures”-Emos vs. punks and metalheads

June 22, 2008

Apparently, there’s a burgeoning Emo scene in Mexico, which may have something to do with the wave of immigrants coming to the U.S.  More research is needed on that.   Anyway, as if the news that Emo has spread to Mexico isn’t sad enough, apparently the Emo kids have been targets of violence lately. Punks and metal kids can’t stand emos for “ripping off the scene.” Yes, that’s right, the pinnacle of culture that manifests itself in punk and metal kids is in danger of being denigrated. Ck. out this MTV News clip detailing animosity between the 3 <gulp> cultures.

 

My favorite, and most accurate, Emo video, “Tickle Me Emo” from Mad TV.

 

Chinese government issues official menu translations for restaurants in preparation of Beijing Olympics

June 18, 2008

As it readies for an influx of visitors for the August Games, the Chinese capital has offered restaurants an official English translation of local dishes whose exotic names and alarming translations can leave foreign visitors frustrated and famished.

If officials have their way, local newspapers reported on Wednesday, English-speaking visitors will be able to order “beef and ox tripe in chili sauce,” an appetizer, rather than “husband and wife’s lung slice.”
Lunch specials here