2 March 2007

Good Evening Japan


Public Space


SLAB welcomes readers from Japan, who have arrived here via this posting on Japanese car website Carview. It looks a bit like a Toyota Auris fan-site. I ran the posting’s headline through Google’s Japanese translation tool, and this came out:

The german o lith poster you are lazy, “infectious disease of the city! Escape to the hill” the article which writes the German thing

The ‘o lith’ bit seems to be an attempted translation of ‘Auris’ which is probably written phonetically in Japanese, but whether this is a critique of the German marketing campaign remains unclear.