Annotating pictures

Apartment for rent. This small piece of text was found in the main street of an inner-city area of Antwerp, Belgium. It is handwritten in ‘Chinese’ ... In English translation, ... [more]

 

Buffalaxing. Buffalaxing refers to the art of producing humorous videos by taking (usually) a non-English source video and giving it subtitles for what it sounds like in the language of the buffalax producers. Typically, buffalaxed videos are  ... [more]

Buffalaxing. Buffalaxing refers to the art of producing humorous videos by taking (usually) a non-English source video and giving it subtitles for what it sounds like in the language of the buffalax producers. Typically, buffalaxed videos are  ... [more]

Buffalaxing. Buffalaxing refers to the art of producing humorous videos by taking (usually) a non-English source video and giving it subtitles for what it sounds like in the language of the buffalax producers. Typically, buffalaxed videos are  ... [more]

Don’t Urinate. This picture was taken in Bundung in the West African country of The Gambia in March 2009, and is one of a series of such signs in this genre scattered around the urban sprawl of ... [more]

Fire extinguisher. This picture was taken in the Forbidden City, Beijing in 2009 one year after the Beijing Olympics. In the context of the Olympics, the Chinese Government had embarked on a massive ‘language cleaning’ ... [more]

Jesus, I roll with Thee. This video is produced and posted online by someone who identifies as a ‘Christian’ and a ‘skate/snowboarder’ in Finland. The overall purpose of the video is to illustrate and ... [more]

Nina’s derrière. Nina’s Derrière is the name of a very expensive chocolate shop in a department store in Central Tokyo. The picture was taken in August 2004, and it documented the emergence of ... [more]

Polylanguaging: Le Kapital c’est fun. The ‘languages’ and ‘varieties’ used in the graffito join nicely together in an interplay between values and connotations. The ‘German’ word KAPITAL is ... [more]

Shoes Docta & Harlem Niggaz. These shop signboards were photographed in 2009 in Greater Serrekunda, The Gambia, a former British colony in West Africa. They display forms of English that defy ... [more]

Styling the Donzo. In many parts of Côte d’Ivoire, Donzo refers to a broad category of armed guardians who claim linkages to, and/or flaunt an affinity with the traditional West African ... [more]