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Fucking laugh big loud on train

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Sometimes communicating with the locals can be a little mind-altering. Between my bad (but improving, to be sure to be sure) Japanese and their bad English, though, we somehow manage to make ourselves understood. And it's a fun, creative process, one that has endeared itself to me. The art of communication, with all it's cultural and personal eccentricities, brings me great delight (and regular frustration)... Not content to just sit back, soak up and correct the dodgy Engrish we hear and read all around us all day, every day as English teachers, MissSin & I have chosen to celebrate - with a full embrace, everything we love about Engrish.

How do we do this? Read on, read on. I hope you laugh a lot.

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These are actual email/texts from earlier this week (though this has been going on for a few weeks now...). Please savour the ridiculous delights of grammar mash, mis-used vocab and appalling spelling as demonstrated by the ever able MissSin and myself.

Me: this day is much coldness which brings me badness feeling. i am be at shibuya momentarily for teaching and shopping of arab strap tix in o-nest live. i am very a lot of money now because i will join your ticket with mine. is it ok? ¥3500

missSin: marteen-san. you have much money, aren't you? you are rich lady! i am very happiness with ticket. i think it is good price. i hope you buy with easiness! tomorrow is friday and it bring me smileness. friday is weekend start time. shortly i enjoying beer time. beer is smile.

Me: bwahaha i fucking laugh big loud on train and make big sarari man next to me stare. hahaha.

missSin: mahtin-san, i thinking you are may be crazy girl. you laughing on train? may be many japanese thinking forein people all strange. now i am bus. i do not laughing. please take care big laugh voice.

MissSin and I have become stupidly verbose text buddies since we started this, and the “fucking laugh big loud on train” has become a commonplace situation for us both. Heartily recommended for all jaded English teachers!


Martine wrote this on December 14, 2006 9:56 PM
Comments
innocentgirl said:

mateenu-san,
I be very nostalgia now, I be want more. I do too! does it be remembering the friend of name of Sim? we make funny. your absurdity messenger be funny. I be liking miss girl of the sin alot. she makes big laugh happening, ne! you be Shibuya what? I think that it becomes to cheap-looking love in the such place which requests and be able to meet. Putting it to choose a sweetheart what does it esteem? Keep fight, ne!

On December 15, 2006 7:09 AM,
MissSin said:

ha ha HA! big laugh make happiness life.
sometime, i am very confuse by english of martin.
but i enjoy to communicate with you.
Every Person! let's communication.
but please care on train or bus. many people scare maybe.

On December 15, 2006 1:25 PM,
frangipani said:

inosento-san, i do be remembering the friend Sim-san. it makes me to be cheerful to listen that you and she enjoyment the same thoughts. As for Shibuya, now cheap-looking love is requested very a lot by the way i fight. You also, keep fight, ne.
you make me fucking laugh big loud in the room. thanksyou.

On December 15, 2006 1:27 PM,
frangipani said:

ha ha ha sin-san you make comment on same moment for mine.
i also want say everyperson, let's communication but ne, please care in train or bus to laugh big loud to no scare many people. ;p

On December 15, 2006 1:31 PM,
redruin said:

Let's to be hotly enjoy our engrish life!

On December 15, 2006 1:46 PM,
kat said:

Me: What is your favourite food?
Male student: men (meaning noodles, but provided years of entertainment for me)

I hope you all have a very heartful day.

On December 15, 2006 2:08 PM,
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