An amusing past time when travelling in Asia is to notice unknowing wearers clad in t-shirts with inappropriate English phrases. A favourite is one a friend’s immensely pleasant co-worker wearing, “Find them, F**k them, Forget them”.

There’s no reason to feel superior by mocking these non-English speaker’s ignorance because at least they don’t tattoo these mistakes on themselves.

I’m going to go ahead a make up a phrase to describe this: reverse-engrish. Another examples of reverse-engrish I often see are people wearing chopsticks in their hair. There are plenty of more out there. If you can think of some please share them in the comments. There’s probably enough material to make a website out of it.

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