Butchered English: One Letter Away!

The hat in Lhasa proudly proclaiming “PESPECT” made me think of all of the Butchered English On T-Shirts (And Some Other Places Too)!!! that was just one or two letters away from spelling actual English words.  While this blog has proven that using actual English words doesn’t necessarily mean that the expression would make any sense and remove it from the exalted Butchered English list, at least it would have been closer.  Here are a few more close-but-no-cigar examples.

  • Animal Kingdom.   Moniky Story.
    • (Monkey story?)
  • Sisters. Heartfrings.
    • (Heartstrings?)
  • Sprotvoguesprotvoguesprotvoguesprotvoguesprotvoguesprotvogue…(repeating)
    • (Sportvoguesportvogue etc?)

So, you can see that even if they had said monkey, heartstrings, and sport, they would still be worthy candidates for Butchered English.  In the end, a spellcheck function wouldn’t really be worth much when you don’t really have a firm grasp on the actual meaning of the words.  And I wouldn’t have it any other way.


2 Responses to “Butchered English: One Letter Away!”

  1. 1 Sam
    March 20, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    this comment has absolutely nothing to do with butchered english.

    i am absolutely, positively, foaming at the mouth loving your pictures. it makes me so happy to see them. my only problem is how to print them all without going broke.

    maybe i will wallpaper my office with the prints…


    i want to go back. *we have to go back!!!*. i want your skillz with da camera.

  2. March 20, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    thanks sam! i really appreciate it!!
    i just looked at the pricing on flickr, and its pretty standard for printing, so i don’t have any supersecret methods to tell you. just use a little bit of the income you’re pulling in.
    i was just thinking that i reeeeeeeeeeeeally want to go back to the south – the gorges, hong kong, macao. LETS DO IT (in a few years when i have money).

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