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Awkward English #10 – Ugly Clothes Round-Up

Awkward English #10 – Ugly Clothes Round-Up

One of my favorite things to do while shopping (besides scouring clearance racks) is to check out T-shirt slogans. Like I’ve said before, they are universally terrible – and I love it. I do not mean to offend anyone who loves cheesy T-shirts, I think they are wonderful in their awkward glory. Last week I visited C&A and H&M – and, boy, are the alphabet stores full of greatness this season. For your reading enjoyment, I’ve divided my finds into two categories…

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Awkward English #9 – Avoiding a Lawsuit

Awkward English #9 – Avoiding a Lawsuit

T-Shirts are always a great place to find awkward sayings – in any language or country. That’s one reason to enjoy shopping if even you don’t buy anything – it’s entertaining! I found the use of “take” instead of “get” or “buy” a little weird. Were I this company’s editor, I would have suggested a change. Is that a job I could have? Copy editing T-shirts? The obvious strange choice is the spelling of “Barbee” though. Is this an attempt…

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Awkward English #8, Flags Everywhere #8, and other Tedi Craziness

Awkward English #8, Flags Everywhere #8, and other Tedi Craziness

As I’ve established before, I love cheap junk stores. Tedi is one of these glorious miracles. The other day, I was stranded for a few hours because of the train strike, but I thankfully found a Tedi nearby to entertain myself. A clearance rack greeted me upon entrance, and I knew it was going to be a good day when I saw this shirt hanging upon it. I also found some passive-aggressive attempts to keep people away from your luggage at…

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Awkward English #7

Awkward English #7

Today I went shopping in Mannheim and spotting some fun Awkward English/Brand Puns in a small boutique. I always find brand-related puns pretty funny, so I was happy when I spotted not one, but two in this particular store. The other thing I saw in this store isn’t technically English, but it also isn’t German. Do Tony Danza’s daughters shop here? Does Tony Danza have daughters? Google says he does – the Misses Danza should snatch up these pants!

Awkward English #6

Awkward English #6

I’m glad to see that salon puns are universal. I also have no idea how I’m supposed to say this. “Atmosphere”? “Atmos-fair”? “Atmospppp-Hair”? For more Awkward English – click here!

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