Double Fun with Tinglish

Double Fun with Tinglish

As a Thai who writes in English for a living, I'm a bit of a language nerd who's naturally inclined to spot Tinglish in everyday life.

Have you ever tried a "testy food"? However, there are even rarer examples of Tinglish that not only are accidentally funny not only for the less than perfect use of English but in other ways based on their specific contexts, too. Here are a few examples of English that are doubly funny for your entertainment.

Well, the sign actually asks you in Thai not to sit on what looks to be a sofa but the English mistranslation asks you not to defecate on it. Well, if you can't sit on it, how can you s*** on it, right? Still works. (Photo: Johan Karlsson)

Glue for supper but it may be your last supper.

This sign at a national park asks you not to litter in Thai but in English, it asks you not to do number 2 of any type. Foreign tourists may go, "So number 1 is still allowed?". Are there different types of number two? Like healthy and solid and watery and ew? (Photo: Tinglish-Thai/English Language Fails and Funnies via Facebook)

Perhaps, this sign asks you in English to slow down and take a moment to observe majestic bovines that are hanging out on the other side of the street. (Photo: Serge Meyvaert)

Penicure. A massage with a guaranteed happy ending?

I would argue that this sign still works if it's for a nudist's club.

For those who want to book a bungalow to loudly rant without disturbing anyone. (Photo: Tinglish-Thai/English Language Fails and Funnies via Facebook)

Pornchai Sereemongkonpol

Guru section Editor

Guru section Editor

Email : pornchais@bangkokpost.co.th


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