I took this photo at a youth hostel two summers ago while on vacation in Enschede. I have to say, it's one of those things that strikes ya kinda funny for about 0.5 seconds and then you move on.
By chance I posted it to my Flickr feed (which I stopped using after they started asking me for money _ I'm open to suggestions for a better free service).
Anyhow, now it's on a website called Engrishfunny.com that's a ripoff of Engrish.com.
I would never have known, except somebody took the trouble to send a message to me that Engrishfunny had posted it.
I don't really care whether anybody uses that photo; a few other photos have been lifted from my Flickr stream for commercial purposes, but I'm not interested in trying to make any money off them (reasons: can't be bothered / not worth that much anyway / let people be creative / etc. ). But people do usually tell me when they use one.
Well, as far as I know.
Follow all that?
Now, a side issue is that some of the posters at Engrishfunny are bashing the photo as not being true Engrish since "Tampon Hockey" is correct Dutch.
I just thought it was kinda funny, you know?
But what's REALLY got my curiosity is, why did some guy bother to tell me my photo was being used w/o permission?
Theory 1 (rose colored glasses): Guy was just being altruistic and concerned.
Theory 2 (battle-hardened cynic reporter): Guy is affiliated with Engrish.com and annoyed that Engrishfunny is getting a free ride off my photo.
Ha, what a world!
I have posted another mildly amusing photo to this blog, it awaits those who click "more" below.
Engrish or Engrishfunny: whoever is quickest gets to use it free!
Sorry for the blur ... I couldn't use my flash. Maybe it's funnier if you crop the photo...