Try “sorry”…

posted on 10 Aug 2010 in Signs


Photo courtesy of Christina Bauer.
Found in Shibuya, Tokyo.

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  1. Algernon | 3:35 am |  Vote: Add rating 16  Subtract rating 0  

    I could tell you to get lost but that wouldn be nice.

  2. Ralph hamilton | 3:57 am |  Vote: Add rating 2  Subtract rating 0  

    Giving me the stuff for nothing would help.

  3. Ralph hamilton | 4:00 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 3  

    Don’t you hate it, when it is your turn to be serVed, and they put that sign up: THIS AISLE IS CLOSED. PLEASE USE OTHER CHECK OUT.

  4. faulty wiring | 4:01 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 2  

    Well, that’s it, cyanide for me. I can’t it any more. And all these lame, half assed apologies. I hope you feel proud of yourself, checkout guy.

  5. Eduard | 4:33 am |  Vote: Add rating 4  Subtract rating 0  

    Dear customer,
    You are kindly invited to try our other cash registers, more crowded, but with improved and polite multi-lingual lame excuses ……

  6. Big Fat Cat | 4:39 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 1  

    No need to apologize. Just let me fry your noodles.

  7. Brandon | 5:02 am |  Vote: Add rating 20  Subtract rating 0  

    Every time I tried to tell you, the words just came out wrong.

  8. Ralph hamilton | 5:06 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    If I don’t go now, I will pee on your boots.

  9. beechoak | 5:23 am |  Vote: Add rating 3  Subtract rating 1  

    So sad,… it’s a sad, sad situation,… “sorry” seems to be the hardest word…

  10. beechoak | 5:24 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    “Manners are not my forte’…”

  11. Salome | 5:40 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    But I didn’t come for an apology. I just want to pay for the things I’m buying.

  12. Classic Steve | 5:50 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 1  

    Of course you don’t. You’re just a sign. The signmaker, OTOH…

  13. Kitsune | 6:08 am |  Vote: Add rating 3  Subtract rating 0  

    This is the most honest Engrish I’ve seen. They really don’t know how to apologize to us. “Gomen” would have worked for me.

  14. DrZos | 6:38 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    I thought it was a (unecessarily) lengthy apology… but then I looked at the Japanese text which seem way more lengthy…

    This is REALLY a big deal for the store apparently.

  15. Chris | 7:12 am |  Vote: Add rating 2  Subtract rating 0  

    Some exploding temple chicken would be a good start.

  16. jjhitt | 7:21 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    Breaking up is hard to do. Next window please.

  17. jjhitt | 7:24 am |  Vote: Add rating 13  Subtract rating 0  

    Please forgive me. Life is nothing without you. Back in 30 minutes.

  18. FatKenney | 9:07 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    Thanks. You’re soothing words really softened the blow.

  19. phoenixx | 9:15 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    “express lane” stuck behind person with to many items next lane

  20. Grifter | 9:55 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Being a consumer means never having to hear you’re sorry…

  21. ribbonleaf | 11:05 am |  Vote: Add rating 2  Subtract rating 0  

    F*** you!

  22. ribbonleaf | 11:05 am |  Vote: Add rating 2  Subtract rating 0  

    F*** you!

  23. Carlos | 11:13 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 2  

    Well, albeit a weird thing to say, that’s actually correct English. I really don’t know how to feel sorry for you.

  24. N04h | 3:17 pm |  Vote: Add rating 2  Subtract rating 0  

    It sounds like they translated the Japanese which says “moushiwake gazaimasen” which literally translates to “I don’t know how to explain”

  25. Micah Cowan | 3:20 pm |  Vote: Add rating 2  Subtract rating 0  

    Well, it’s not really correct English. It’s not so much “I don’t know how to apologize” as, “there is truly no excuse”. The full translation would be something like,

    “There really is no excuse. We’re really very sorry about this, but please proceed to the next register.”

  26. OrangeXenon54 | 3:20 pm |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    In other words: get the f*** out of here.

  27. Caine | 7:42 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    You say it best when you say nuttin’ at all, baby!

  28. mickeygreeneyes | 8:27 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Just give me some beef gruel and nobody gets hurt!

  29. mickeygreeneyes | 8:28 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Wow! And all I wanted was to buy a cute little Hello Kitty purse.

  30. Gloria | 9:08 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    There are many fine registers at the bottom of the stairs over there. Here, let me help. Oops – I am so sorry!!!

  31. Terri | 3:01 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    I really don’t know why I should apologize to you. Please move to another apartment and leave my mistress and me alone.

  32. pamela38 | 7:05 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Hey! So much politeness…It could well be in Canada!

  33. Lollerskate | 9:04 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    What, they couldn’t either?, So I have to apologize twice now, what can we do man… Please borrow me a dictionary, aisle 5, this time is for real.

  34. d17nk | 10:37 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    please, just give me another chance, would you?

  35. emily | 2:15 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    I can do without your apology if you allow me to bypass all the cash registers.

  36. Max | 12:14 am |  Vote: Add rating 2  Subtract rating 0  

    Really, I’m heartbroken, abject, distraught. Don’t you worry about me. It’s time for tea and I’ll get over it.

  37. Chicago_blue | 1:30 pm |  Vote: Add rating 3  Subtract rating 0  

    This must have been translated by a man. Men never know how to say, “I’m sorry.”

  38. tekleader | 12:43 pm |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    Ok, but I really don’t know how to make my purchase, since this is the only cash register!

  39. Doff | 7:38 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    A simple “sorry” will suffice. As long as I just get to pay for my goods.

  40. Jody | 12:44 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    Are you breaking up with me? How would you apologise to me if you were? Now that’s something I’d love to see.

  41. Jody | 12:46 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    “I really don’t know how to apologize to you” – ya think?!

  42. Old Man | 11:06 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    The perfect break-up card.

  43. Tom | 3:23 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    …I’d like to, but I don’t speak English that well.

  44. yumyum | 5:10 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    damn it, jst zay zoooooorrryyyy….

  45. Michael | 1:09 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Elton was right. Sorry seems to be the hardest word!

  46. Jamyskis | 8:10 am |  Vote: Add rating 3  Subtract rating 0  

    Well, if you don’t know how to apologise to me, I’ll find a cash register that does!

  47. Tom | 3:58 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    seriously, I should try this…

  48. Cindi | 5:06 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    Staff there speaks more Engrish so you may be amused better.

  49. Seventy2rd o clock | 12:49 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Don’t apologize to me, I don’t know where you’ve been.

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