An Escalator Sign – Funny Engrish Photo

An Escalator Funny!

Today’s Funny Engrish Photo is An Escalator Sign, spotted by one of my friends on a recent trip to Japan.

Check it out.

This photo isn’t doctored either.

An Escalator Reminder!

This Escalator Sign reminds me of a really bad joke someone told me, where the ‘L’ is substituted with an ‘R’ with Engrish.

Question: What does a Japanese Man do when there is an erection?

Answer: He votes…

Terrible, I know.

I’d love to go to Japan, I reckon there would be tonnes of Funny Engrish Photos like this Escalator Sign!

I guess it’s just another one of The Joys of Engrish!

See more at my crazy list of Russian Swear Words, Spanish Expletives and Funny German Sayings.

If you’re really into Escalators, check out Up, Down, Across: Elevators, Escalators, and Moving Sidewalks and Elevator & Escalator Rescue: A Comprehensive Guide

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  1. July 30, 2010    

    harro! velly farnee LOL!

  2. August 1, 2010    

    Maybe it’s a reverse psychology thing! If ‘l’ is pronounced ‘r’, then maybe ‘r’ is pronounced ‘l’? If this theory is true, the ‘Engrish’ spelling would raise the odds of correct pronunciation!!

    • August 1, 2010    

      That’s why I love the world of language conundrums!

  3. August 5, 2010    

    That was funny. I think not only Japanese has a problem with some English alphabets but also Koreans. Koreans pronounce “L” as “R” as well even if they actually don’t have a letter “R” in Korean character. I tried to learn their language and there were some differences which I think was a little difficult for me to pronounce.

  4. October 27, 2010    

    I love your website’s header! 🙂
    Engrish is everywhere in Japan and it’s really entertaining. I was taking a bunch of photos of weird signs in Japan and my family was looking at me like a weird foreigner.LOL. I guess for them, it is so well-blended into the society that they don’t think much about it at all. 😉


    • October 27, 2010    

      Glad you like my serious header!

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