Some of you may be hip to the term "Engrish"-- the faulty yet cute Japanese attempt at English. Here's a fun example:
My buddy Aaron lives in Japan and wrote a pretty funny blog about his recent Engrish encounters.
Well today I got a little dose of Porish. Those of you familiar with Greenpoint probably know that all the landlords are Polish and relatively crazy. After several weeks of freezing cold apartment dwelling (it got down to 59 degrees in my place last week) my landlord finally decided it was time to turn on the heat. Don't get me wrong, that was great, but what was NOT great was the leak in the radiator that caused water to pour onto all of our electronics. Luckily, the landlord was kind enough to have the problem fixed while I was at work. He decided to let Galen know that the problem was solved by leaving this note:
We thought this note was pretty interesting, mostly because English is Robert's first language. His mother was Polish, but he was born and raised in New York, and grew up speaking English. Therefore, the above grammatical errors are slightly troubling, but still cute.