Note the offerings of shrubberys in front of the sacred word.

Note the offerings of shrubberys in front of the sacred word.

posted on 25 Apr 2009 in Engrish from Other Countries

The top sign roughly translates to:
“Ekke Ekke Ekke Ekke Ptang Zoo Boing”

Photo courtesy of Gentry Ferrell.
Found outside of Seoul, Korea.
Prerequisite to understand joke is having seen:
‘Monty Python and Holy Grail’.

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algernon
algernon
12 years ago

Are you a knight?

Hayden Otton
Hayden Otton
12 years ago

. . . or are you a kernigit?

forrest
forrest
12 years ago

is there a little path running down the middle?

Jay
Jay
12 years ago

Fetchez la vache!

John Tranbo
John Tranbo
12 years ago

If you want to keep going, please dont tell him your favourite colour is blue!

Pedant
Pedant
12 years ago

Isn’t the plural of shrubbery shrubberies?

Niagara Powered
Niagara Powered
12 years ago

Once I get NI, I hope there is a sign showing me how to get TUO.

Spoony
Spoony
12 years ago

Don’t go near that shady looking restaurant across the street…. There dwells a terrifying beast.

beechoak
beechoak
12 years ago

This way to the Holy Grail!

beechoak
beechoak
12 years ago

So now after all this time we know the mean of “ni,” revealing an Asian influence in Arthurian England.

OtisM
OtisM
12 years ago

!ooz eht ot emocleW

Geno
Geno
12 years ago

Continue on for Peng and Nüüüüüüüwom.

Xila
Xila
12 years ago

“And now you must defeat our rival businesses using only…. a herring!”
“Ni!”

bigcaddy
bigcaddy
12 years ago

COME BACK HERE AND FIGHT LIKE A MAN!

Papapat
Papapat
12 years ago

Where’s Roger the Shrubber when you really need him?

Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Film
Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Film
12 years ago

A Path! A Path!

Dude
Dude
12 years ago

This is the spot where the group were forced to eat Robin’s minstrels, and there was much rejoicing.

Grifter
Grifter
12 years ago

Are you Ni? Or are you Tuo?

Labradorite
Labradorite
12 years ago

Jettez la vache!

BigFatCat
BigFatCat
12 years ago

Entrance to the Flying Circus

Lauren
12 years ago

Passing the familiar “NI” sign on his way to work, Steve was puzzled to discover that it now read ”EKKI-EKKI-EKKI-EKKI-PTANG. ZOOM-BOING. Z’NOURRWRINGMM. “

Classic Steve
12 years ago

Wish these Engrish writers would stop it…. What? What did I say?

dangevin
12 years ago

Pedant: the plural of shrubbery, is “shrubbery.” 🙂

fishyfriend
fishyfriend
12 years ago

salesperson: “And we shall say ‘Ni’ again to you if you do not appease us.”

Belbecat
Belbecat
12 years ago

No secret what the sign maker was a fan of….

Rayquaza
Rayquaza
12 years ago

I fart ni your general direction!

SmogMonster
SmogMonster
12 years ago

As the dogmeat shortage became widespread, a sinister plan was devised to lure Python fans into the municipal abbatoir…

Blazefire
Blazefire
12 years ago

Could an African Swallow make it to Japan carrying a one pound coconut?

hM
hM
12 years ago

So where’s the lady swinging the cat?

pounce
pounce
12 years ago

It is a good shrubbery. I like the laurels particularly.

(ps. The top sign actually advertises a type of Korean soup!)

Uncle Gweilo
Uncle Gweilo
12 years ago

And then you can cut down the tallest tree in the forest with…

A HERRING!

Lollerskate
Lollerskate
12 years ago

NU!

Dave Buggert Orf
12 years ago

우리는 “를 말하는 기사이다; ni”

Dave Buggert Orf
12 years ago

Which is the best babelfish has to offer for “We are the knights who say ‘NI'”

Sam Stone
Sam Stone
12 years ago

We are the Koreans who say ‘NI’!!

Pete
Pete
12 years ago

That’s “Ni” not “Nu”. Let’s not confuse Russian/Yiddish with classic British comedy, shall we?

And now…if I go “NI” perchance I’ll find that naughty, naughty Zoot?

Funcuz
Funcuz
12 years ago

Well obviously you’re supposed to walk in backwards soooo….”When in Seoul…, “

Mista Bob Dobalina
12 years ago

You’ll cut the mightiest tree with….an ox’s leg!

(Note: the main ingredient of the soup is ox’s legs)

Brynn
Brynn
12 years ago

One that looks nice…but not TOO expensive….

smithie1027
smithie1027
12 years ago

Castle Anthrax- 100 m ahead.

TJ
TJ
12 years ago

Remeber, if the creator of the sign should suddenly die of a fatal heart attack, the sign will be no more.

Flembod
Flembod
12 years ago

I said it again!
Oh no i keep saying it!

Flembod
Flembod
12 years ago

We want another, and a little white picket fence

Flembod
Flembod
12 years ago

I swear if you look at this upside down the top sign says something….and of course ‘NI’ reads ‘IN’….maybe its a secret code only sir robin can read as he bravely runs away!

KWSN Ekky Ekky Ekky
KWSN Ekky Ekky Ekky
12 years ago

We are no longer the Knights who say “Ni!”.
Brilliant sign. Just got to change my avater to this!

Pete
Pete
11 years ago

I don’t get it it says (설렁탕) ‘sullung tang’ which is a Korean dish

Grayson B.
Grayson B.
11 years ago

Hey! You forgot to cut down the largest tree in the city with… A HERRING! How fast do the Korean swallows fly over there? Can they pick up a coconut and fly it over to Britain? King Arthur lost his old “horse.”

Pat F
Pat F
11 years ago

I was going to say that Pete’s right, but I think the caption is another reference to the movie (even though all I remember is ‘Ni’…)

blargin7
blargin7
11 years ago

Directions to the castle of Augh~ inside.

alice
alice
11 years ago

it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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