Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Will Miss #10 - weird English T-shirts
Part of the funniness of seeing a Japanese person wearing a shirt with strange English is the underlying notion that they may not have any idea how funny or weird it is (and definitely don't care). While you see people wearing funny shirts back home, the humor is undercut to some extent by the fact that they intend to communicate their humor to you. The latter carries a hint of irony, pretense, or trying too hard, the former of entertaining obliviousness.
I'll miss seeing people wear English T-shirts with incongruously funny messages on them.