Categorized | Daegu, Expat Life, Korea

Wanted: An English Proofreader

I love finding random English on packages.  A lot of the time it just doesn’t make sense. English is everywhere here in Korea.  It seems to be the “in” thing at times. People will wear anything with English on it, even if its bad English. And that is what we tend to find a lot of times, bad English.

I was given a popular snack cake the other day by a student. I had never had one but I see them all over. I couldn’t help but take a look at the package, and I was glad I did.  On both sides of the packaging, I found this little doosie.

Chocolate coating cake
You know that sweet things make smile.
We love to see you smile with your people.
So just taste this cake.

How can you not love this place?

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About Eric Bynum
I taught ESL for three years in South Korea and now I am looking to set out on a new journey after just finishing my teaching certification in the US. I hope to continue teaching and traveling and you can follow his journeys here.

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7 Responses to “Wanted: An English Proofreader”

  1. danielle says:

    I LOVE the bad English. It makes me smile. 😉

  2. admin says:

    It’s one of my favorite things here.

  3. Mom says:

    that is funny makes me want to come visit

  4. admin says:

    I think you and Dad should come next year or the year after that.

  5. Kyle says:

    I saw that exact same wrapper and just couldn’t believe the company didn’t get it translated properly.

  6. Tori says:

    That’s the cutest paragraph of bad English I’ve ever seen. It’s nice that they try.


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