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I'm SO gonna kill my owner...
May 24, 2003 1:50 PM   Subscribe

You need to dress a cat. And you will say to a cat together with a family. "It has changed just for a moment". [ "it being very dear" or ] You will pass pleasant one time. Costumes for your cat + some great Engrish. (via Boing Boing.)
posted by Vidiot (9 comments total)

 
Not cats--pugs!
posted by y2karl at 1:57 PM on May 24, 2003


Shoot -- sorry.
posted by Vidiot at 2:01 PM on May 24, 2003


Great Stuff. I am somehow endlessly entertained by the combination of cutesy japanese esoterica and engrish.

I know... 'A simple mind is easily amused.'

but "You will say then, without forgetting the language of gratitude to a cat. " is just comedy gold.

However, having said this; I would guess that almost anyone in Japan under the age of 40 can speak better english than i can french, and i hail from a "bi-lingual english/french" country.
posted by canucklehead at 3:35 PM on May 24, 2003


My cat is street, yo!
posted by Katemonkey at 3:40 PM on May 24, 2003


This. Is just so messed up.
posted by armoured-ant at 4:46 PM on May 24, 2003


I must congratulate them, though, for being able to dress cats up and get pictures of them where the cats don't look like they want to kill you.
posted by dagnyscott at 5:08 PM on May 24, 2003


Not cats--pugs!

It's a natural mistake: both about the size of a toaster. Clue: Cats only make that wheezing noise when working on a hairball. Pugs: constantly.
posted by hairyeyeball at 6:06 PM on May 24, 2003


Not trying to be overly PC here (and this certainly isn't directed at the poster), but I've been reading the "Engrish" term for about a year now (?), and I'm wondering if I'm the only one who sees it as a bit ... well ... offensive.

Is it the kind of thing that people don't mind writing online because of the anonymity of the Internet? Would people use it in offline conversations? I've used it before, and I'm not trying to threadjack the conversation. I was just wondering.

By the way, my favorite's the "Chicken transformation set" which looks like the cat's been swallowed by a chick with a disjointed jaw.
posted by the.omega.concern at 12:34 PM on May 25, 2003


Thanks for the qualification, t.o.c...and this is actually something I've been thinking about too (and wondered about before I posted.) I decided that I'd use the word in the spirit of the people who run Engrish.com. But I do wonder about how appropriate or prone to misinterpretation it is.
posted by Vidiot at 1:54 PM on May 25, 2003


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