In defense of Asians, I think we United Statesians do the same thing... hanging chinese characters on our walls and tatooing them on our bodies, not really sure if they say peace, love, happiness, or f*** you!
For those of you not familiar with Asian attempts at English, here are a few examples from http://www.engrish.com/ ....
are there going to be some urinals in here? or just toilets? or do femans have their own special kind?
yummy.... how about some crap and cheese wontons and some kung poo chicken as well?
I don't know... I really just don't know. Also, it seems to be a product of Mexico. Globalization can be so distressing.
In the Christmas spirit, here are some of my own discoveries while shopping for a birthday present for my mom at T.J. Maxx Home Goods last year. Thank goodness I had my camera.
(Conversation in my head...)
me: oh, this is kind of a cute appetizer serving dish thingy. I bet my mom might like it. you know, poinsettias and happy christmas words.
other me: happy christmas words like... "chree?" "celebra?"
me: oh. maybe she won't notice. let's see...
other me: "down the chimney broad and black with your pack?"
me: fine. we're right*. she'll notice. that sounds like a creeper burglar. oh but look at the nice pitcher that goes with it.
other me: "fast asleep, ok you'll creep." real cute and festive.
me: moving on.
*no, I'm not schizophrenic.