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English is not an easy language. Something that's close to what you might want to say could mean something completely different. Here are some actual things spoken or written by foreigners who are a little rusty on their English.

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The ATT Tokyo Guide, an English magazine distributed free at hotels:


English Product Names In Foreign Countries:

English Text on Food Packaging:

Fortune Cookies:

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Learning English

English-As-A-Second-Language Placement Test Essay Quotations


Movie Titles:

Advertisement Quotes For Movies Opening In Taiwan:

English Subtitles In Hong Kong Films:

eBay Auction:

The trousers preventing water for baby

You are bidding on Brand new diaper. Layer adopt dry clean net surface, have scattered heat, let in air waiting for effect, protect baby young tender skin very goodly. Middle-level waterproof cloth go through shrink draw material processing handling, pulling force is strong, completely prevent leakage, beautiful again durable. The most outer use fine 100% cotton material and relevant assist material seam system, make baby comfortable. Trousers pipe adept high-grade material, from flexible elasticity material seam system, take action freely, use is convenient.

Spam Email:

Excuse me for your busy time.

My name is Koji Sato. I work in [company name deleted].
My Section is to sell Japanese Sword at a low price.

As our web site about Japanese Sword Gallery and Shopping is created,
I sent e-mail for you that it seems to be interested in Martial Arts,
Budo, Japanese sword etc.

Our URL is below.

[URL deleted]

Please visit our site and send your comments for me.


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