Try “sorry”…

Try “sorry”…

posted on 10 Aug 2010 in Signs


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

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Algernon
Algernon
10 years ago

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

Ralph hamilton
Ralph hamilton
10 years ago

Giving me the stuff for nothing would help.

Ralph hamilton
Ralph hamilton
10 years ago

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.

faulty wiring
faulty wiring
10 years ago

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.

Eduard
Eduard
10 years ago

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

Big Fat Cat
Big Fat Cat
10 years ago

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

Brandon
Brandon
10 years ago

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

Ralph hamilton
Ralph hamilton
10 years ago

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

beechoak
beechoak
10 years ago

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

beechoak
beechoak
10 years ago

“Manners are not my forte’…”

Salome
Salome
10 years ago

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

Classic Steve
10 years ago

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

Kitsune
Kitsune
10 years ago

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.

DrZos
DrZos
10 years ago

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.

Chris
Chris
10 years ago

Some exploding temple chicken would be a good start.

jjhitt
jjhitt
10 years ago

Breaking up is hard to do. Next window please.

jjhitt
jjhitt
10 years ago

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

FatKenney
FatKenney
10 years ago

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

phoenixx
phoenixx
10 years ago

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

Grifter
Grifter
10 years ago

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

ribbonleaf
ribbonleaf
10 years ago

F*** you!

ribbonleaf
ribbonleaf
10 years ago

F*** you!

Carlos
Carlos
10 years ago

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

N04h
N04h
10 years ago

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

Micah Cowan
10 years ago

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.”

OrangeXenon54
10 years ago

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

Caine
Caine
10 years ago

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

mickeygreeneyes
mickeygreeneyes
10 years ago

Just give me some beef gruel and nobody gets hurt!

mickeygreeneyes
mickeygreeneyes
10 years ago

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

Gloria
Gloria
10 years ago

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

Terri
Terri
10 years ago

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

pamela38
pamela38
10 years ago

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

Lollerskate
Lollerskate
10 years ago

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.

d17nk
d17nk
10 years ago

please, just give me another chance, would you?

emily
emily
10 years ago

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

Max
Max
10 years ago

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

Chicago_blue
Chicago_blue
10 years ago

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

tekleader
tekleader
10 years ago

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

Doff
Doff
10 years ago

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

Jody
Jody
10 years ago

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

Jody
Jody
10 years ago

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

Old Man
Old Man
10 years ago

The perfect break-up card.

Tom
Tom
10 years ago

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

yumyum
yumyum
10 years ago

damn it, jst zay zoooooorrryyyy….

Michael
Michael
9 years ago

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

Jamyskis
Jamyskis
9 years ago

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

Tom
Tom
9 years ago

seriously, I should try this…

Cindi
Cindi
7 years ago

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

Seventy2rd o clock
Seventy2rd o clock
5 years ago

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

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