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From: firstname.lastname@example.org (The little lost angel)
Subject: Re: Examples Of Common MCU's In Consumer Electronics?
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 20:02:09 GMT
Organization: Yes please, I'm quite disorganized & lost at the moment
References: <3D80511F.5FED2E99@earthlink.net> <3D806EC4.F37E41EC@scazon.com> <email@example.com>
NNTP-Posting-Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 20:00:36 +0000 (UTC)
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On Thu, 12 Sep 2002 19:12:34 GMT, "Spehro Pefhany"
>I'm afraid it is us native English speakers making fun of the terrible
>grammar in the video game, and by extension bad grammar in other English
>from non-native speakers. As you appear to be in Singapore you might not
>find it all that unusual or funny.
Thanks for explaining, after seeing the links I finally get the joke
Though I still think of it as terrible English and not really funny.
(not because I'm offended but very few Singaporeans I know would make
such an atrocious mistake except by deliberate effort!)
The funniest part to me is how on earth did it get from production to
worldwide distribution without anybody choking on it.
>far better than they actually are. They also use English to decorate their
>products with little thought to the actual meaning, since few people in
>their target domestic market can understand it well enough to find it odd.
Strangely enough, I find the reverse done in some places. People put
Japanese words on product banners that are vaguely related. Similarly
nobody knows enough Japanese to figure out if it didn't say what we're
supposed to think it said. :)
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