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A form of English characterized by bad translation from Japanese by someone who is decent at translating vocabulary but has a poor grasp of English grammar. Tends to be a word-by-word literal translation with humorous results for native English speakers. Engrish is most common in old video games and anime subtitles.

The term "Engrish" comes from the fact that the Japanese language does not have distinct L and R sounds. They do have a consonant that is roughly somewhere in between these two sounds, but whether this translates to L or R in English depends on the situation (and therefore can be interpreted wrong.)
All your base are belong to us. (Your bases are all under our control.)

A winner is you. (You win.)

Somebody set up us the bomb. (Someone has placed a bomb on our ship!)*

Make your time. (I have no idea what this means.)

*PS: The original form of this is "set up us," not "set us up" as most people say it. If you're going to make fun of the bad translation, try to get all the mistakes.
by Artscrafter September 14, 2004
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Intelligence agency term for "psychological operation". A government or corporate-sponsored operation, usually taking the form of a "terrorist attack" or "crazed gunman on a spree", with the intent of panicking the public into demanding more police and laws inhibiting freedom. Psyops are usually carried out by drugging a civilian or group of civilians with aggression-promoting drugs, psyching them up, arming them, and sending them out to commit mayhem. Government-sponsored terrorism. See also blackshirts, conspiracy
Person A: Man, that nutcase Martin Bryant guy shot 35 people in Tasmania!

Person B: No, he wasn't a nutcase, that was just a psyop so the government could have an excuse to ban guns.
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Engrish is the slang term for Japanese to English translations gone horribly wrong, and the results are often extremely funny
Engrish: "Gives you strong mouth and refreshing wind"

What they meant to say: "Gives you a healthy mouth and fresh breath"
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n. Engrish can be simply defined as the humorous English mistakes that appear in Japanese advertising and product design. Often,not only in Japan, but all around the world.
A sign in a Japanese hotel room may read "No Smorking" instead of "No Smoking".

There are many Japanese snacks with American names, such as "Dew-Dew Mix", "Pecker", and "Eat Me!".
by RogueRising August 13, 2003
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n. The phenomenon of often hilarious gramatical catastrophes resulting from poor, usually over-literal translations of Japanese to English.

(Note: the term is a bit of a misnomer. Engrish doesn't have anything to do with pronunciation.)
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The beginning of a verbal catastrophe. You will start off mocking the way Asians say English but then all your L's will become R's. This virus will spread to your friends, family, and perhaps even your dog.

Used enough times, this epidemic will consume your Engrish vocabulary.
"No speako Engrish! Haha that's hilarious.

Hey did you check your emair yet?
No no, it'd the spreading! MY ENGRISH-"
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Engrish can be simply defined as the humorous English mistakes that appear in Japanese advertising and product design. Most often english words are misspelled with the letter 'R' in place of 'L' leading to the name engrish.
Engrish comes from other countries besides Japan, although not usually as abundant or amusing.
Engrish.com supplies a regular assortment of hilarious engrish mistakes.
Examples of engrish:

-A sign put up during an election reads: "Erection in progress"

-Construction sign: "Today is under construction"

-Hotel directory: "Front Robby, Loom Service..."
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