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10 Hilariously Bad English Translations In Signs (PHOTOS)

31/05/2012 10:36 | Updated 31 May 2012
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We're sure that we Brits are guilty of it, too. But when it comes to pictures of badly translated signs, the internet loves nothing more than a bit of 'Engrish'.

As Know Your Meme explains, 'Engrish' is internet slang "used to describe esoteric English texts translated from East-Asian languages like Chinese, Japanese and Korean". Steve Caires, an American expat living in Tokyo, kicked it off when he started posting pictures of poorly translated commercial signs and designs through his blog - which now goes by the name of Engrish.com.

An internet meme was quickly born - and the signs just keep coming and coming. Here are just 10 of our favourites currently doing the rounds:

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