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Gems of Japanized English : "Is that an 'L' as in Rome?" "No, it's 'R' as in London"

Author: Miranda Kenrick
Publisher: New York : Tuttle Pub., 1988.
Series: Yenbooks
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Japanese do things better, this book may be the ideal antidote. Even the Japanese are quick to admit that despite their enthusiasm for learning it, they still have a certain amount of difficulty with the English language. This is no new phenomenon. Shortly after Japan opened her ports to foreign traders, one doctor advertised himself as "a Specialist in the Decease of Children"; eggs were sold as "extract of fowl" ;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Humor
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kenrick, Miranda.
Gems of Japanized English.
New York : Tuttle Publishing, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Miranda Kenrick
ISBN: 9781462902385 1462902383
OCLC Number: 779827876
Description: 1 online resource (121 pages).
Contents: Cover; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: Photographer Executed; Chapter 2: Ladies Have Fits Upstairs; chapter 3: Cars Will Not Have Intercourse on This Bridge; chapter 4: Are You Haunted by Horribles?; chapter 5: Do Not Enter Bath with Soap Bubbling Body; chapter 6: Do Not Throw Foreign Bodies in the Toilet; chapter 7: Picture Quest Pot; chapter 8: Mice Meat Pies, Salad Bowels, and Poison; chapter 9: Queer Aid Choclate, Calpis, and Creap; chapter 10: You Want It, We Had It; chapter 11: Cheep Chic; chapter 12: Nail Remover; chapter 13: Please Enjoy Her Pathetic Voice. Chapter 14: Potato Girl and Radish BabyBack Cover.
Series Title: Yenbooks
Responsibility: Miranda Kenrick ; illustrated by Motomi Naito.

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Japanese do things better, this book may be the ideal antidote. Even the Japanese are quick to admit that despite their enthusiasm for learning it, they still have a certain amount of difficulty with the English language. This is no new phenomenon. Shortly after Japan opened her ports to foreign traders, one doctor advertised himself as "a Specialist in the Decease of Children"; eggs were sold as "extract of fowl" ; and a notice advised that "Tomorrow, from midnight to 12 noon, you will receive dirty water." Fortunately, things are improving, but very slowly. A m.

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