We are not the first and we will not be the last to delight in poorly worded English printed on T-shirts. It never gets boring. And luckily for us, Korea happens to have the highest number of printing faux pas I have yet to come across on my travels. They are also some of the funniest because more often than not, it isn’t just one world mispelled or a play on a brand name. Oh no, in Korea, the shirts have lengthy, detailed stories and mottos that make absolutely no sense whatsoever to anyone. I have a penchant for buying up these beauties whenever I stumble upon a particularly good one and sending them home as
unwanted cherished gifts for my friends and family. My most recent triumph was a pair of socks adjourned with the most terrible of expletives that I will not be seen dead in, but may be gracing a letterbox near you soon!
Here are a couple of the tamer and yet still mind boggling slogans we were lucky enough to spot in our Korean home town.
1. ‘Me Happy Me Move’
This is, on the whole, a true statement. True but horrendously worded.
2. ‘Get Off My Smile’
You know how it is, you’re walking out of the bank and you see a balaclava cladded stranger running towards you. Instinct tells you to reach for your wallet, protecting it as well as you can, but nothing could prepare you for what’s about to happen next. It’s all over in a matter of seconds, your wallet is safe but your smile certainly isn’t. Not even your smile is safe in this day and age. You cannot be too careful. So, why not invest in this gem? Warn everyone around you that you are not to be messed with, ‘Get off my smile,’ sends a clear message to any potential smile stealers out there. Yours for a bargain, 5,000W.