Engrish Mothballs

I saw this package of mothballs in the store the other day, and couldn’t resist. Thank you Verizon, for providing me with a phone that allows me to take pictures of stuff even when I leave my digital camera at home :)

I’m a big fan of engrish, jargon, dialects, and stuff like this is always a fun find. After all, if it wasn’t for all the colorful mistakes that people make in their speech, English would still be German, and American English would still be British.

Read on for the pics.

Rainbow Naptha Balls

The front of the package. Nothing too odd there, but the Taiwanese symbols give it away as a possible engrish find.

USAGE: KIND NUMBER NECESSARY FOR KILLING INSECTS AND STINK IN BRIEFCASE OR ANYCASE THE BEST ANTICORROSIVE AND ANTIDOTE IN TOILET ROOM, BARN, LIBRARY, PAPER AND WOOL, WOVEN FABRIC ETC.

In case you can’t read that, it says:

USAGE: KIND NUMBER
NECESSARY FOR KILLING
INSECTS AND STINK
IN BRIEFCASE OR
ANYCASE THE BEST
ANTICORROSIVE AND
ANTIDOTE IN TOILET
ROOM, BARN, LIBRARY,
PAPER AND WOOL,
WOVEN FABRIC ETC.

What’s an “anycase”?

KEEP OUT OF CHILDREN AND DO NOT EAT  -  PURITY 99%

KEEP OUT OF CHILDREN
AND DO NOT EAT.

Whatever you do, remember not to put any in children.

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