Japan’s seemingly indefatigable desire to decorate almost everything with English while at the same time showing an utter disregard for dictionaries, offers up an enormous, and at the same time strangely endearing, loot of language lapses.
A collection that appeals to both the pedant and the person looking for a pathetically easy post, providing a ready supply of the largely readable,
to the rather more riddle-like.
But that’s not to say Japan has a monopoly on such mistakes, as a recent trip to China proved that Japan’s near neighbour can comfortably compete on more than merely the economy, with some train travellers apparently urged toÂ suppress any desire to discard the staff,
regardless of how incensed they may be by the service.