Engrish of the Week: Like a virgin?

Shiseido’s Maquillage makeup line’s tagline is “I’m Virgin” because everyone loves a vir…wait, what? These words, they do not mean what I think you think they mean, Shiseido!

I guess they’re trying to imply that she’s young and her skin is fresh and um, untouched, but…yeah, I don’t even. File this one under “slightly creepy”! The commercial is even creepier, does anyone have a link to it online?

What are your plans this weekend? We’re hoping to take a nice bike ride by the river, and hopefully enjoy some sunshine. Spring is so close, I can almost taste it!


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8 Responses to Engrish of the Week: Like a virgin?

  1. HAHAHAHAHAHA. I saw these and just. yeah.

    Weekend plans… YAKINIKU PARTY! and then an eye doctor appointment. Boo. Have a good bike ride!

    • Woo, Yakiniku! Have fun breaking in the new grill! Please let us know how goes, cause I might need to snag one of those myself. There’s definitely not enough yakiniku in my life!

  2. David says:

    At least they got “maquillage” right. πŸ™‚

  3. Blue Shoe says:

    I saw that ad recently and had the same reaction. “Oh, she’s a…wha?!’

  4. Lauren G says:

    Get my guns signed.
    10 pts to whoever gets the quote.

  5. Richard says:

    I’m not going to argue that this makes it any better, but ‘I’m virgin’ is just part of a mangled bilingual slogan, ‘I’m virginγͺθ‚Œγ‚’γƒ‘γƒΌγ‚―γ™γ‚‹’, where ‘virgin’ is an adjective attached to ‘θ‚Œ’ or skin.

    The whole thing means something like she makes up to look like her skin is fresh and untouched.

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