Well, I was actually talking more about obvious knock-offs and rip offs of brand names, but your point is well taken. Although the Thai do that somewhat less than the Japenese, there are a lot of Japanese knock off products (t-shirts,etc) that are very that.
I'm sure Americans were occasionally guilty of the same thing. Remember those 80's shirts with the big red sun and the chinese writing? What the hell did they say? And didn't we have a period of French writing on T-shirts?
But yeah, nobody so blatently mangles English like the Japanese. Dany's friend found some cartoon stationary that misspelled something as "cunt." Dany, if you're reading, do you remember what it said?
Oh one thing that is interesting, the Japanese and the Thai both love the song "Happy Birthday'. Even if they don't speak a work of English, they'll sing "Happy Birthday." I heard it here on TV to a different tune. I should see if it's on any CD's.