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Anyone know any sites with well designed shirts and clothing in the vain of threadless.com
i'm not saying fihiki is the man. god damn. abandon everything
of this t-shirt I saw a 12 year old boy wearing the other day here in sunny Brussels.
Exactly the same except it said "1 tequila, 2 tequila, 3 tequila, DEAD" which just liek, ruins the entire joke.
I think it was probably re-written for the Euro-market, as maybe the joke was too subtle for non-English speakers...?
Either way, it was a pretty hilariously crap t-shirt.
but it should be
Unless they were full bottles, in which I'd understand, but then the t-shirt would need to be re-written as "1 litre bottle of tequila, 2 litre bottles of tequila, 3 litre bottles of tequila, DEAD/UNCONSCIOUS IN EMERGENCY ROOM HAVING STOMACH PUMPED"
And that just has no rhyme nor reason to it.
of this skinny, European pre-teen!
It still doesn't rhyme though! Was it in Flemish/French/Dutch or something and thus made more sense, or was it really just somebody handing out anti-binge tees to youths in schools do you think?
The t-shirt said, in English, '1 tequila, 2 tequila, 3 tequila, DEAD', and I was all 'wtf? THAT MAKES-A NO SENSE.' Then it dawned on me that someone had the wise idea of remarketing the 'classic' tshirt using an English word that's a bit more widely-known than floor, but in the process completely killed the (already weak) joke.
I know that it's fashionable in Japan/Korea/China to buy t-shirts with English words on that don't actually make any sense (as Engrish is excellent testament to), but I never knew it worked in Europe. How strange.
I wonder what was going through that child's mind when he bought it. It's not difficult English, so what did he think it meant?
I can understand it from an aesthetic viewpoint, I guess (certain words just look good as shapes) but I'd never buy a t-shirt with something foreign on it without knowing what it said.
I suppose the trend's no different to those who get 'tribal'/Chinese character tattoos without knowing what they mean.
it's slightly different seeing as around 75% of educated europeans can speak english and understand written english of a basic level.
you have to bear in mind that their music is in english, the slogans for shops and also brand names are in english. english is also seen as something "cool" - we are looked up to (we as in english speaking countries).
most germans my age with an informal education in english are still better at it than i am at german.
I was referring to the tequila t-shirt though, and other 'slogans' that don't actually make sense. I'm even more surprised by it because, as you say, their standard of English tends to be very high.
doesn't mean you get the language related jokes though. the connection between "floor" and "four" might be a bit much to ask. plus you have to consider the european sense of humour might he different.
Two men are sitting in a bar.
One man turns to the other and says, "I saw a large number of strange men going in and out of your house yesterday."
The other man replies, "yes, my wife has become a prostitute to fund her cancer treatment."
Is this reflective of the German sense of humour?
the german sense of humour that i have seen has mainly been to do with "men being men and women being women" - i can't think of anything off the top of my head but they're really really not funny.
those shirts are absolutely abhorrent
www.bonbiforest.com - often really lovely and different t-shirts on there.