Sunday, October 10, 2010

Let's Domestic Abuse!

I think it's well known that Japan is the land of sometimes downright odd English, something that is catalogued pretty well over at the site and over at neighbor blogger Penguin. After almost ten years in Japan, most of it just slip by as background noise as you get used to it, but there has been a few things that caught my attention previously (thinking of "the toy" pants, "Minority" t-shirt and "I'm your C***" t-shirt back in ancient history).

But sometimes, odd English is not the issue as much as the downright disturbing messages that you can find on t-shirt. This t-shirt in the picture, I found in a local "anything goes" store and if you have difficulties seeing it properly in the picture it says "That's twice! Even my dad never hit me!".

I like the combination of making a t-shirt on the theme of domestic abuse and the added implications that a father usually would hit his children. Unfortunately they didn't have it in baby size, otherwise I would be a sure buy for Baby Sunshine!


Hanta said...

The amount of elementary kids that have "Super Sexy Slut Sex Princess" or something on their t-shirt is disturbing.

Live Labyrinth said...

In case you have noticed a similar British IP address coming up on your stat counter on a daily basis, don’t concern yourself, Baby Sunshine can rest easy in her bed, I’m not a stalker, just a kidult hermit, who’s become a rather big fan of your blog :-)

Mr. Salaryman said...

Hanta - Yeah, I can see that, but that must be weighed against those kids in Sweden who wear t-shirts saying "porn star", "slut" etc. and know exactly what it means...

Live Lab - Well, you're more than welcome to stalk around the place, glad to hear that you like it!

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