Foreigners in Stupid Japanese T-ShirtsYou know "Engrish"? The incorrect and strange English that appears throughout Japan is something some English (and even Japanese) speakers enjoy laughing at. You see funny English on signs, company slogans, and, most often, t-shirts. Hahaha, right?


But what about when foreigners don t-shirts with goofy Japanese? More hahaha.

Japanese and English are very different. That's why, as Kotaku previously pointed out, Japanese video games are changed when they are localized into English.

Yet, there are similarities in both the Japanese-speaking world and the English-one. People in Japan think English looks cool, which is why it appears throughout the country, whether that be on signs or t-shirts.

Likewise, many Westerns think Japanese looks cool—hence foreigners getting Japanese words tattooed on their bodies.

The above gallery shows odd Japanese language t-shirts (more can be viewed here, via RocketNews, and here).

Some of the wearers probably have no clue what the shirts say. And some definitely know.

Why are some of these Japanese shirts strange? You just don't usually see these sort of things written on shirts in Japanese—in fact, you rarely see shirts with Japanese written on them in Japan. English seems to be preferred.

And bad as these shirts get, they're nowhere near as awful as some of the incorrect Japanese tattoos. You can always take a stupid shirt off. A tattoo? You need lasers.

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Foreigners in Stupid Japanese T-Shirts

どうぞ or "Please"

Foreigners in Stupid Japanese T-Shirts

毎日が地獄です or "Everyday Is Hell"

Foreigners in Stupid Japanese T-Shirts

やわらか冷凍 or "Gentle Freeze"

Foreigners in Stupid Japanese T-Shirts

道をあけろ! or "Get Out Of My Way"

Foreigners in Stupid Japanese T-Shirts

痴漢注意 or "Beware Of Gropers" (And yes, that's Ron Jeremy in the background)

Foreigners in Stupid Japanese T-Shirts

痔 or "Hemorrhoid"

Foreigners in Stupid Japanese T-Shirts

変態 or "Pervert"

Foreigners in Stupid Japanese T-Shirts

藍染 or "Indigo Dye"

Foreigners in Stupid Japanese T-Shirts

私は日本人です or "I'm Japanese"

Foreigners in Stupid Japanese T-Shirts

巨根 or literally "Giant Root"—slang for "Big Dick"

Foreigners in Stupid Japanese T-Shirts

ゆったりパンツvsぴったりパンツ or "Loose Underpants vs Tight Underpants"

Foreigners in Stupid Japanese T-Shirts

ヌーディー or "Nudie"

Foreigners in Stupid Japanese T-Shirts

オタク or "Otaku"

Foreigners in Stupid Japanese T-Shirts

糞 or "Poop"

Foreigners in Stupid Japanese T-Shirts

自己嫌悪 or "Self-Loathing"

Foreigners in Stupid Japanese T-Shirts

私は、バカなアメリカ人です or "I'm A Stupid American"

Foreigners in Stupid Japanese T-Shirts

タークのようにして or "Act Like You Are Talking"

Foreigners in Stupid Japanese T-Shirts

私変態 or "I'm A Pervert"

Foreigners in Stupid Japanese T-Shirts

結活 or "Looking For A Wife"

Foreigners in Stupid Japanese T-Shirts

この野郎支払え or "Hey Asshole, Pay Up"

Foreigners in Stupid Japanese T-Shirts

I... I... I really don't know what to say.