Friday, July 17, 2009
This one's for the Swedes
Ok, earlier I talked a bit on my stance on "Engrish" you see sometimes here in Japan. However, today it reached the next level, for the first time ever I encountered the Swedish version here in Japan (maybe I should add that I have seen t-shirts with random words in Sweden here in Japan, but they have mostly been correct).
My apologies to my non-Swedish readers since this really won't make any sense to you, but take a look at the text here on this pink garbage box I bought at the local Donki store (The concept of the "Donki" store is a post of it own when I get around to it). As an added bonus you can see the interesting sleeping position of my niece who happens to haunt the Salaryman Sunshine household. The question that comes up is what this innovative use of Swedish by the Japanese should be called? Swedrish?
"Borta bra, men hemma bäst?" That is the question indeed.