Nigger King

Yeah, the title is the name of a shop that sells Hip Hops accessories in Jungli Taiwan. The Chinese for it is Hei (1) Ren (2) Wang (2), and the literal translation is more like black person king. This store wouldn’t last more than 2 minutes in the US (and many other places) regardless of its intention because of its name.



Hip hop, and its associated culture are becoming more and more popular in Taiwan, so there is big market for all these goods, but come on, when does Engrish or Chinglish stop being funny. We all chalk it up to cultural differences yeah? I guess all those T-shirts with spelling errors are funny, even the old lady I saw vending food with a,” Honk if you’re horny” shirt on (no spelling errors on that one, and I am assuming she had no idea what it meant 😉 )

Nigger King

Photo taken by Kelley Deon in Jungli, Taiwan

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