I’ve already given up…

posted on 1 Mar 2019 in Chinglish, Signs

Nike’s new campaign went over well.

Photo courtesy of Robert Gram.

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  1. Droll not Troll | 4:14 am |

    It hasn’t even been charged yet!

  2. Marum | 4:15 am |

    Aww. Can I give it quick poke with my male part?

  3. Marum | 4:17 am |

    There are many things one should not try.

    Having a running pee at a rolling donut is one.

  4. Marum | 4:24 am |

    In my competition weightlifting days, the coach loaded up the bar for me.

    Me: “I don’t think I can lift that weight.”

    Coach: ‘Think positively!’

    Me: “I know I can’t lift that weight. There, is that positive enough for you?”

  5. Marum | 4:26 am |

    BTW. I lifted the weight. But. I think I have too much imagination, to have ever been a top athlete.

  6. Marum | 4:52 am |

    I guess if you have a nicely polished whatever, one would not want the plebians smearing their grotty little fingers all over it.

  7. Droll not Troll | 4:56 am |

    You won’t get no satisfaction.

  8. algernon | 5:18 am |

    OK I won’t

  9. algernon | 5:19 am |

    Why not

  10. Big Fat Cat | 5:21 am |

    “Just Try It!”

  11. Droll not Troll | 5:27 am |

    Do or do not. There is no sign.

    ♪ ♫ Yoda Leia who. ♪ ♫

  12. Droll not Troll | 5:37 am |

    Hold my beer!

  13. Frank Burns | 6:02 am |

    “Remember son, if you’re not good at something on your first try, give up and go watch t.v.”

  14. Marum | 6:26 am |

    I see you’ve been to Switzerland then.

    (I’m sure I’ve done this before with; Yoda Leahey who?)

  15. Marum | 6:31 am |

    I would have used Leahey, because of the Leahey Bros. (PNG)

    Em nambawan man bilong plantim Kafi.

  16. Marum | 6:36 am |

    EDIT: Em i nambawan man bilong olgeta samting bilong kafi.

    Actually it is a good story. They planted the coffee when the market was high. When the crop came in the ar$e had fallen out of the market. The highland villagers; no kisim save bilong “World markets”. So, in typical manner, they went beserk.

  17. James | 6:53 am |

    “You tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try.”

    ― Homer Simpson

  18. Marum | 7:14 am |

    @James above. That was the personnel report: This person expects little of themselves, and constantly fails to achieve it.

  19. Frank Burns | 1:40 pm |

    Slackers of the world unite! Sometime in the near future……maybe next Thursday….what works for you? O.K. I’ll call you later.

  20. Droll not Troll | 10:33 pm |

    OK. I didn’t want to suck seed anyway.

  21. Droll not Troll | 1:49 am |

    @Marum 6:36 : I don’t know much about that language, but I assume “olgeta samting” means “I will benefit from”. “kisim save” er… (something) understand? The rest pretty much makes sense.

    There must be a “has beans” joke in that story, but nah, I won’t try.

  22. Marum | 8:18 am |

    @DNT; PNG Tokisin

    Kisim save = understand.

    Olgeta samting = everything. ie. Moto mekanic i kisim olgeta samting long ka.

    I like the lower case “i”. (pronounced e as in he) Tokpisin does not have the definite article “I” (Capital I)


    That is a damn good dictionary.Must read it myself. Mi lusim tingting long Tokpisin. (I am forgetting about Tokpisin.

    a.e.i.o.u. = ah. eh. ee. or. oo. And you can fly from there. The pronunciation is basically phonetic..

    If you have both English and German at your disposal, it is dead easy.

    Mi rausim pipia tete. I am going to throw out the rubbish today. As in raus (De) to get rid of.

  23. Marum | 8:32 am |

    Just bookmarked it myself. Yu stap gut “wantok”. (pren or poroman)

  24. Marum | 8:42 am |

    I remember -years ago. Must be in the archives somewhere.

    “Knock knock.”

    ‘Who’s there?’

    “Yoda Leahey.”

    ‘Yoda Leahey who?’

    “Ah! I see you’ve been to Switzerland then.”

  25. Marum | 8:46 am |

    BTW. Q. What has thousands of balls and roots ducks?

    A. A shotgun.

  26. Droll not Troll | 5:56 pm |

    @Marum 8:42: I would love to be able to yodel, but probably couldn’t even get that voice break with my nuts in a vice, and I’m not inclined to find out!

  27. Marum | 3:17 am |

    This Aussie bloke is on holidays in Switzerland. That night over a couple of good ales, he is eyeing off both the Landlord’s wife, and daughter. (Both fair and comely as one might say)

    Anyway, the landlord draws him aside, and tells him that his wife is out of bounds, but as his daughter is of age, if they wish to form a liaison, that is her choice.
    So. He spends all night with the daughter. Next morning he wakes up early, and thinks; “When in Switzerland do as the Swiss do”.

    So he climbs the nearest hill, and does some Swiss yodelling. The landlord comes out with a shotgun, and shoots him.

    (Yodelling – Ididgeroldladytooo – Ididgeroldladytooo)

  28. Pete | 5:47 pm |

    If I’m reading the Chinese right, the translation is close to:
    “You don’t want to (even) TRY eating (this)!”

    Any required correction by Dr. Lex is heartily welcomed.

  29. Droll not Troll | 10:50 pm |

    @Pete: Well, assuming that’s anywhere near accurate, my weird mind offers these possibilities:

    The things behind the sign are bottles of water, as they appear to be, and some customers are really dumb.

    The Tide-pod challenge is officially over.

    A waitress, who was tired of not getting any action, dumped her badge on the counter.

  30. Long Tom | 1:16 pm |

    Because it’s not drinking water!

  31. spookym | 6:31 pm |

    Don’t even.

  32. Peter Chan | 12:37 pm |

    Ok I won’t try.
    I shall just eat.

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