27
Feb
10

Butchered English (and this one was actually on a T-shirt!)

From what I recall, this installment of Butchered English On T-Shirts (And Some Other Places Too)!!! came to our attention on Day 2 or 3.  I think it was Day 2 at the Forbidden City.

**A digression on what an amazing name for a tourist attraction “The Forbidden City” is.  Ignore all the Red China history, if you will, for  a moment.  I don’t care what it actually is, because The Forbidden City could be a collection of Porta Potties filling the California state fairgrounds and I would still want to say I’ve been there.  How awesome is it that “The Forbidden City” is an internationally recognized place and you can say you went there.  Forbidden?  Pshaw.  I went there.  No biggie.

Anyway, Day 2 and we were already noticing the absurd english represented on T-shirts.  Therefore, without further ado:

Butchered English On T-Shirts (And Some Other Places Too)!!!: T-shirt front: Ideas for Making Useful Articles with Silver Dust Dish Towels.

It’s not even a complete sentence.

It’s not even a complete thought.  Amazing.  It’s like someone was starting a list – Ideas for making useful articles with silver dust dish towels (COLON): ….but they didn’t actually have any ideas.

Useful article with silver dust dish towels?  Does that mean a dish towel made entirely out of silver dust?   Or did they mean dish towels with silver dust embedded in it?  Cause that makes waaaaay more sense.  (Is there such a think as silver dust?  Do jewelers, like, grind silver and make dust?  I thought they melted silver and poured into forms, Lord of the Rings style.)

What could you possibly put on this list?  Ideas for making useful article with silver dust dish towels?  Um really mmmm…scratched up pots and pans after you dry them with a dish towel made out of silver dust?  Is it some sort of discrete, patient revenge tool for your enemies?  Here, use this dish towel on your fine china, it works wonders.  What??! It ruined your china?!  OH NO!!!  I had NO idea the towel was made out of silver dust.  MAYBE YOU SHOULDN’T HAVE BECOME MY ENEMY.

Gotta hand it to those mischievous Chinese.

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2 Responses to “Butchered English (and this one was actually on a T-shirt!)”


  1. 1 Kristy
    March 1, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    I think it’s noteworthy that this is the shirt that really spurred the beginning of the list. So awesome.


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