Not a bad beginning, either

posted on 12 Oct 2011 in Chinglish

Photo courtesy of Han Young.
Biore ad found in Taiwan supermarket.

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  1. Algernon | 4:07 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Sweet dreams

  2. jjhitt | 4:12 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Isn’t Biore’ that duct tape you put on your face for zits?

  3. Big Fat Cat | 4:12 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    or tragic ending for the guy on a bed of flowers.

  4. FatKenney | 4:18 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    And sales for this product skyrocketed.

  5. Seventy2rd o clock | 4:19 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Well, if this is just an ending …

  6. coffeebot | 4:23 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    ha! and endings used to make me sad…

  7. Seventy2rd o clock | 4:23 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    May I see the whole story?

  8. Tong | 4:54 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    I don’t like that kind of ending, can we go back to the beginning again?

  9. demondude777 | 4:57 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Happy ending achieved. Now how much do I owe her again?

  10. jjhitt | 4:58 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    No.
    I’m not sitting here gazing at her butt.
    I’m busy thinking of a witty reply.

  11. faulty wiring | 5:06 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    even happier busting

  12. Seventy2rd o clock | 5:31 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    It’s one of those religion-free DVDs!!

  13. Seventy2rd o clock | 5:33 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    @ jjhitt: If I’m completely honest, I AM gazing at her butt.

  14. Dervrak | 5:45 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    No happy ending yet…
    Her clothes are still on!

  15. xila31 | 6:03 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    That’s what he said….

  16. Classic Steve | 6:49 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    I’d be happy to see her rear end…ing.

  17. Peter Chan | 6:54 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Not bad at all ending up smiling in her flowery grave ^_^

  18. Dan Langevin | 6:59 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    “Poppies!”

  19. Dan Langevin | 7:00 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Every good fairy tale has one. And some of the naughty ones, too.

  20. Seventy2rd o clock | 7:07 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Here’s the plot:
    She began to undress, suddenly became bored and fell asleep even before she removed all clothes.

    Typical horror movie.

  21. Chris | 7:09 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Both ends look happy to me.

  22. Pedro | 7:47 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Instructions for happy ending.

    1. Remove lotion and tissue from package
    2. Prop up picture of “happy ending” girl.
    3. Apply lotion to man spot
    4. Do the make self happy act.
    5. HAPPY ENDING!
    6. Use tissue to clean up extra happy.

  23. Kitsune | 12:18 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    So I get an egg roll?

  24. Seventy2rd o clock | 12:38 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    The bed where is, with a smile happily.
    Do not leave it alone.
    – The End –

  25. Scott | 1:10 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    I’m in love with miss YUM YUM!

  26. RT | 1:43 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    i used neutrogena and got a BAD END. lemme redo that route.

  27. YYD | 2:49 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Literal translation:
    My clean tender skin
    My Happy Ending!

  28. Micah Cowan | 6:41 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    “Happy Ending”, of course, is just one pair of English words that are just one part of a complete (or almost) Mandarin sentence, saying something like:

    My pure young skin,
    My Happy Ending

    (Safe to say they mean a fairytale “Happy Ending”, not the one that actually pops into actual English-speakers’ minds. Fortunately, even with a fuller translation, it’s still hilarious.)

    I’m not certain about the “pure young skin” bit, and that’s based mainly on my understanding of the meanings of those characters as used in Japanese, not Chinese. Still, I’m significantly more comfortable with it than Google Translate’s suggestion of “net tender muscle” (?!)

    Here’s a copy-pastable for someone better equipped to find the Mandarin meaning (and as willing as I to be a party pooper, ignoring the humor for the learning):

    我的淨嫩肌
    我的 Happy Ending!

  29. YYD | 8:37 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    It’s often considered “cool” to toss in a couple of English words in places like advertising to seem “in” and “hot” and whatnot. This was probably one of those instances where the advertiser had a weak grasp of English and took the commonplace “happy ending” to mean something like joyful end of the day rest.

  30. Tong | 8:40 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Micah,
    it doesn’t mean much in Chinese either. It translates into something like, “My clean / pure tender flesh, my Happy Ending.” Very stupid. I still don’t know what it is about even read it in Chinese. Is it a beauty product? A pillow?

  31. YYD | 8:41 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    淨 can mean clean as in purified.
    嫩can mean tender usually attributed to youthfulness.
    肌膚 means skin.
    Hope this helped!

  32. YYD | 8:44 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Note: Biore is apparently a skin cleansing product company.

  33. Max | 8:55 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Literal translation:
    My clean tender skin
    My Happy Ending!
    Biore is a skin cleansing product company.
    淨-clean as in purified
    嫩-tender as in youthful
    肌-skin as in 肌肤。

  34. Ralph Hamilton | 12:20 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Thanks Engrish. That really shook the wrinkles out of the old truncheon.

  35. GwydionM | 10:22 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Or is it a happy ending for the flowers? No huffing and puffing and crushing their poor little petals?

  36. Wile E. Coyote Super Genius | 12:28 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Actually, Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

  37. J | 3:56 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Is that a doorway? A doorway to azs?

  38. Yugan Dali | 2:08 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Doesn’t this belong on Photoshop Disasters?

  39. sparky | 4:56 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    So that’s where grannies undies went!

  40. Jerome | 10:33 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    … This hooker must have caught a big fish. (Puts on sunglasses) YEEEEAAHHHH!!!

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