Posts Tagged "Khmenglish"

APAD 343: Seriously?

Posted by on Aug 9, 2012 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, sights, Signs of Times, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 12 comments

At the outset I have to say that these photos aren’t mine but they are circulating around the Cambodian blogosphere. I saw them over Khmer440 and, because of their high amusement value, decided to post them here for this week’s Signs meme instead of the one I already have prepared for posting.

Angry Birds popularity in Cambodia is in an all-time high and everyone is cashin in on it.

Photo Source, above and below: Khmer440

And, as if not enough, someone posted another equally amusing sign…

I wonder if there is a G.O.O.D. school somewhere …

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APAD 273: A specious someone

Posted by on Mar 8, 2012 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, Expat Life, sights, That's My World, transportation, What's On in Cambodia | 7 comments

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.

Specious Someone

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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APAD 241: Four Legs Inn

Posted by on Jan 18, 2012 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia, Cambodia life, sights, Signs | 9 comments

Attention-grabbing, isn’t it? I believe all of you will agree with me that it is so.

I have to say that after reading the name on that sign, images were running through my head, lol. The area where this sign is located used to be a red-light district not long ago. However, due to government-crackdown on brothels, the area was cleaned up and there cheap guest-houses and inns sprouted instead as replacements. Sadly, nothing changed, especially at night. The newly-built structures merely masked the “trade”.

I asked my husband to do a U-turn and go back so I could get a photo. The sign certainly piqued my interest about the advertised place;  maybe yours will be, as well. I think despite its connotation – intended, or unintended due to language differences – it is a funny sign 🙂

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