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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, 10 months ago

    probably a lot of idiots have them.

  2. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    I’ve always thought they probably say stuff like “Good thing you can’t read Chinese, you stupid jerk.”

  3. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    When I sold collectibles I’d get old earrings, cufflinks, etc, carved out of ivory or bone in Chinese characters….

    Some customers would ask me what they said…
    like I would know!


    So I’d peer at them carefully, then look up and say something like the above, or maybe "It says, um…. ‘Made in Mexico.’ "


    Half the time they believed me!

  4. YokohamaMama

    YokohamaMama said, 10 months ago

    Years ago in Hong Kong, dresses were being sold with Chinese characters that read Flour Sack. But then, you should see some of the English that is used here in Japan “because it looks cool”.

  5. cabalonrye

    cabalonrye said, 10 months ago

    Had a friend years ago who bought a pretty dress with Chinese writing on it. She loved it, until she learned what was written. ‘I am a wh.re’.

  6. jimmyh43105

    jimmyh43105 GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Inconceivable!

  7. J. Short

    J. Short GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    It says: Another Stupid Round Eyes.

  8. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Inigo nods…

  9. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Saw a woman with a Japanese tramp-stamp
    She didn’t know either…

  10. nazzofoggenmach

    nazzofoggenmach GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    my favorite is a high-hat with epicanthic folds and a fu manchu… known as a “chinese cymbal”

  11. hcr1985

    hcr1985 said, 10 months ago

    It says ’ Foolish American so Clueless"

  12. Vegas Viper

    Vegas Viper said, 10 months ago

    His looks like Egyptian Hieroglyphs to me…

  13. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, 10 months ago

    @YokohamaMama

    I remember reading about Panasonic’s first attempt at a touch screen computer, where they used Woody Woodpecker as the mascot. It was marketed as the “Touch Woody – The Internet Pecker”. Never sold here in the US…

  14. phritzg

    phritzg GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    It’s not the fortune that interests me, it’s those lottery numbers that are specially chosen just for me.

  15. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Add to this the fact that some glyphs/characters in other words can have more than just the one meaning, including pronunciation with “Romanized” letters, either trough that pronunciation, or through that language’s common usage…….it very well could be a double message (and a lot of laughs, stares, sneers, etc.) that you didn’t intend, apart from what you “thought” you were getting!….

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