Friday, April 5, 2013

wasei eigo

Click the picture above for an interesting article about Japanese English.


  1. Most of people in Japan haven't referred to the English air conditioner as "Cooler" recently. They refer to it as "aircon".
    I prefer to say "Fried potato" than "Potato fry", but usually refer to it as just "Potato".
    "Decoration cake" is also a little old word in Japan. All cakes in a showcase are fancy enough today!

  2. I'm surprised they didn't mention the
    stove / heater / gas-コロ / stove conundrum.