Thursday, September 28, 2006

When English is more than words

The following pix came from an email I received from my sister and I would just like to share it with you guys. With the current typhoon we have where it wreck havoc in most of Metro Manila, it's good to have a good laugh once in a while.

To the readers who are not from this country, please note that Philippines is the third largest speaking nation in the world (as we claim)...but...well...ahhhh...ummmmm...the photos will speak for themselves.

Ummm...I thinks it's 'bed sheet.' Boy, I wouldn't trade any kind of shit for that matter hehe!

Wow, finally an edible shirt! But I bet you might get diabetes when you will try this one.

Whattabout a 'bicycle', would you allow it to enter the premises?

A retiner? Dat es like a bres in yor teeth, rayt?

CANVERS! Shoes made to last.

But I applaud the Management for its sheer audacity to write and POST its own rules for the people to see. And yeah, these are rules to be follows...
****insert clapping emoticons here***


Anonymous carey said...

LOL! thanks for the laugh! i think the last pic is the best of 'em all. :D
BTW, something is missing in the second paragraph? "...Philippines is the third largest speaking nation..." hehe... blame it on the storm brewing outside.

6:38 PM  
Blogger Nostalgia Manila said...

Feeling nostalgic? Get your dose of REAL nostalgia!

Ano pang hinihintay mo? Tayo na!

Maraming salamat!

6:55 PM  
Blogger Linguist-in-Waiting said...

Nakakatawa naman iyan. Pero hindi lang Pilipino ang nagkakamali sa Ingles. Kahit native English speakers, nagkakamali rin.

I saw an ad in the paper once, which went like this:

Buffet, All You Can Eat:
Beef: $ 8.25
Chicken: $ 7.50
Children: $4.00

9:56 PM  
Blogger vic said...

But all the messages clearly communicated. That's the idea of language. I prefer sign language, no spellings booboo, nor grammar and all those silly little nuisances written and spoken can wreck.

Anyway the flood just inches to the main floor of my little house in Brookside Hill. Called today, and was told just reached the terrace, and another few hours could have been a swimming pool indoor. Water going down now. Next time I’m home, I’ll pile bags and bags of sand or maybe have them do now, nah, they’ll spend it on something else.

10:03 PM  
Blogger rHo said...

thanks for the laugh jef lalo na yung huli! lolz! pero alam mo, itong mga kano dito e mahina rin sa spelling! minsan nga natatawa na lang ako... pero whatever, as long na naiintindihan pa rin kahit pano! db!?

10:28 PM  
Anonymous aurea said...


On the subway in Boston I saw a poster advertising English lessons for non-native speakers. The poster had a misspelled word!

12:59 AM  
Blogger D.T. said...

WOW...ok, how bad is it, that I wanna go over there, point and laugh?! Man, I'm evil. And the worst of it is, I've actually seen signs like that posted around swap meets, here in town, and I've questioned the owners what was printed up to the point where they get so fustrated its...never mind. I'm not exactly shining in the best of lights, am I? LOL...thanks for the laughs, though!

1:39 AM  
Anonymous iskoo said...

haha, funny.

they got my attention, understood and amused at the same time.

quite effective signs, haha

10:25 AM  
Blogger Alternati said...

hahaha... Someone also forwarded this in my e-mail. :)

1:37 PM  
Anonymous gbert said...

i also got this email but i still laugh at those pics... hahaha

1:43 PM  
Anonymous dennis said...

LOL! hehehe..i've seen this sort of stuff many times already but it never fails to amuse me pa rin...

pero sige lang ganyan talaga...these folks didn't finish schooling din naman...kawawa din....ehehehehe...nagchange mood kaagad...

4:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL! thanks for sharing it really made me laugh!

cool blog here.kind regards!

7:42 PM  
Blogger His suzy said...

Rules to be Follows almost sounds like ebonics. lol

10:33 PM  
Anonymous zingtrial said...

This is a good laugh,But take a look at this .How about this I heard it the other,"man who run in front of car get tired" He!He!He!
Wish you well

8:24 AM  
Blogger pauL said...

hahaha... laughtrip to bro ha... since naka braces ako interested ako dun sa RETINER BRES SA NGIPON hahaha... for the sake of fun lang naman

8:27 AM  
Blogger cruise said...

nangungulekta din ako ng snapshots ng mga ganyang signs, nakakaliw.

2:18 PM  
Blogger _ice_ said...

Thank You bro...

2:19 PM  
Blogger jef said...

CAREY: Thanks for droppin' a note. Yeah, the last pic summarized how many of us are still struggling to achieve--A good and accepted English.

NM: I've seen your one.

LIW: Children for $4.00!? hahaha. Ano yun, adobo ba o pinirito lol!

SIR VIC: Sign language is far more entertaining, isn't? By the way, have you seen the news about the last storm we had? I will post my experience later tomorrow.

RHO: I know what you are talking about, I have seen HOW they spell hahaha:-)

AUREA: That's hilarious. I wish you took a camera with you.

DAVE: C'mon over here buddy and I will join you laughing at the signs hehe! We're evil...naah, just guys with wicked sense of humor :-)

ISKOO: Quite effective nga. Nakakatuwa pag di nila alam na mali pala ano?

ALTERNATI: I had a laugh when I first saw it. It was really fun hehe.

GBERT: Kalat na ata sa internet eh. Thanks for dropping by.

DENNIS: Yep, it never fails to amuse me as well.

EDEN: Thanks! I appreciate you droppin a comment ;-)

SUZY: Like an Ebonics eh! Maybe they were made by an Afro-American gangsta hehe!

ZINGTRIAL: Thanks for the cheers:-)

PAUL: Ewan ko lang kung walang kalawang yung mga "bres" nila hehehe.

CRUISE: Post mo rin at siguradong matatawa kami.

ICE: You are welcome bro. Sana di ka nabagyo hehe!

3:30 PM  
Blogger Sidney said...

He,he... great!
I love this!

10:23 AM  
Blogger VegasFilAmGuy said...

It's hillarious as hell. I enjoyed the reading those rules to be follows. I would be scared to go to that cottage. Just seems like I would be breaking a lot of rules. Knowing me, I would like to roam around and make friends to other people in different cottages haha. I might end up paying for all the cottages I visit.

2:00 AM  

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