Tuesday, November 25, 2008
My friend Sarah in Minneapolis brought the website engrish.com to my attention. It's quite funny. The Japanese don't use 'l's'. They replace the sound with an 'r'. Jack and I were ordering drinks the other night and I asked the server what was in a Gin and lime from the menu. She looked confused and then said,' Gin and rime?' I am laughing while I am typing because it is kind of comical, not in a rude way of course. Instead of Hello - they say, Haro. Sometimes it sounds a bit like you are talking to Scooby-do. Ruh-oh.