Just for laughs: イリグチ

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Just for laughs: イリグチ

Post by becki_kanou » Tue 09.02.2008 10:01 pm

I saw this sign at the Anchorage airport food counter and did a double-take. I wonder what process they went through to come up with that? The language choice seems rather random too; Japanese, Korean and then German? The world may never know.
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Anyway I got a kick out of it, so I thought I'd share it with everyone here too.
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Post by chikara » Tue 09.02.2008 10:30 pm

Anchorage Alaska?
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Post by becki_kanou » Tue 09.02.2008 10:36 pm

Yup!
I went from Kankuu to Taipei to Alaska to JFK. I booked the tickets too late so I couldn't get a ticket that was both cheap and direct.
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Post by chikara » Tue 09.02.2008 10:56 pm

Sounds as if you did the mail run.

Looking at the airlines that fly out of Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport they include JAL (Fukuoka, Nagoya-Centrair, Osaka-Kansai, Tokyo-Narita) , Korean Air (Seoul-Incheon) and Condor Airlines (Frankfurt) so the language choice is probably not that strange.
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Re: Just for laughs: イリグチ

Post by solidsnake360 » Tue 09.02.2008 11:16 pm

Out of curiosity, why is katakana used?

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Re: Just for laughs: イリグチ

Post by becki_kanou » Tue 09.02.2008 11:40 pm

solidsnake wrote:Out of curiosity, why is katakana used?


My guess is that whoever made the sign doesn't actually speak Japanese.
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