My husband and I had a good laugh when we spotted this sign on a tuktuk yesterday parked just a block away from the Russian Market. I instantly took a photo but my husband posted it first to his blog, lol.
Just what exactly is specious?
A combination of “SPECIAL” and “PRECIOUS” equals to “SPECIOUS”?
To most native English speakers, “specious” isn’t exactly a nice word to label someone so I’m wondering why it’s used to this birthday person. I am assuming though that the sign is probably (a) an example of a KHMENGLISH (or ENGRISH), (b) a funny prank, or (c) a revenge for annoying someone.
But whatever the reasons are, it just goes to show that the tuktuk’s potential as an advertising tool is huge.
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