Re: Appaling English

Subject: Re: Appaling English
From: John Cornellier <tw -at- cornellier -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 11:19:08 +0100


Very funny website. I was suitably appalled.

> On this evidence, quite a few Japanese companies
> could use native English speakers as proofreaders,
> writers, editors, ...

"Au contraire", as we say in Norway.

This kind of English doesn't need to be correct. It's actual meaning is unimportant. The medium is the message, as some hoser said. I'm sure there are similar examples of nonsensical Japanese or Chinese characters used on "oriental" products in the U.S.

John Cornellier

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