Category Archives: stupid mistranslations

from the Confidence-Inducing Signs department: A very grate school

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Books that is very the helpful, surely.

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Unappetizingly Lost in Translation: The only thing that would make this even better is Spam!

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Particularly lost in translation

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Na na na na na na na na na, na na na na na na, Bhdnhn!

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from the Unconvincing Ad department

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Hope your Christmas is wonderfully throbbing!

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Santa: more naughty than nice, apparently

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Have some holly jolly Engrish!

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from the Truth in Translation bureau

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from the Extremely Lost in Translation department: Baffling sign alert

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When cuisine is lost in translation (or “I’d rather have it with crabs, thanks”)

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from the Extremely Lost in Translation Department

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A valiant effort from the Close but No Cigar department, Far East division

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from the Rather Dubious T-Shirt department

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The sin of omission

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What I won’t be having for dinner.

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from the Lost in Translation department: It will probably give you heartburn …

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The Abbey Road special?

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Somewhat confusing menus from the Lost in Translation department

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from the Quite Interesting Translation Department

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from the Somewhat Lost in Translation Department

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Menu onomatopoeia moments (or, “We’ve got a beef about this translation …”)

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Excessively infectious menu items

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from the Problematic Packaging department

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