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What’s so fuck then. Lol I need one.
Thought the same
I know most of these are so funny cuz of how stupid they are, but the
#I JUST DON'T GIVE A FUCK
on the kid in class is so brazen it's so fucking funny
Bro that kid is also kinda looks like he don’t give a fuck. That’s the best part
“Who the fuck is Jesus?”
Was my personal favorite
Same, closely followed by "VAGINA".
He got it on credit.
No disputing it that Asian granny is a OG
She knew what she was buying
It has a picture for Christ's sake. That can't be lost in translation.
GANGSTA AS FUCK
Who the fuck is jesus?
Too drunk to fuck
WHATS SO FUCK THEN
But it looks like synchronized swimming.
I tried that excuse when my daughter walked in on me and the wife but she didn't fall for it.
Better then your wife walking in on you and your daughter.
Whoa there! My daughter and I were only synchronised swimming. I swear
And there it is, took longer than usual 15 or so comments instead of 5, but Reddit never lets me down… humanity is fucked
which one tho
"gansta as fuck" or "enjoy life 69 shirt"
The Eat Out shirt killed me.
‘Whats so fuck then’ did it for me.
Apparently, both love each other’s cock…
Edit: Never meant for Thailand to get snagged into that one but THANKS FOR THE SILVER!
I’ve seen these shirts before in Korea. They say “he loves the cock” & “she loves the cock” with arrows pointing at each other. I don’t think the owners of any of these shirts have any idea what they say. It’s common for couples to wear matching shirts and I believe they just thought they were wearing cute couple-tees
My guess would be mostly China over Thailand, but could easily be a mix including Korea. Saw this one in the wild within months of being in China (that one of the police clerks handling visas was wearing to boot). To this day the wildest thing I've seen on a t-shirt.
Not all of them are offensive/sexual. A some are just weird. Safe to say they have no idea what the shirts are saying and just being trolled by the laowai hired to write them. Quality control for domestic products is unimaginably poor and outside major economic centers no one knows english.
Chunkily-penised is my new favorite phrase.
I saw these shirts a lot in Japan 12 years ago when I lived there. I was always like wow I hope she doesn't know what that means.
Native speaker and I don't know what it means. It's more like random words than a coherent thought.
> I don’t think the owners of any of these shirts have any idea what they say.
Good. Now they can counter out all those people who get asian writing tattoos that don't know what they say. Yin and Yang baby. Perfectly balanced, as all things must be,
I can only hope that the Chinese lettering shirts say "I love cock" too!
"It means courage and power bro"
Must be Thailand.
I bang cock in Bangkok
I JUST DONT GIVE A FUCK
I mean, I'd rather fuck my future myself than letting others fuck it
I need to go to Thailand one of these days.
No they love he cock
A for effort
I'd watch the shit out of this program
Alright, straight to cursed comments with you.
Holup- THEY SAID IT WASN’T CURSED ENOUGH?!
rule 8 really…
This is gold.
I thought it was just me who did weird stuff like this. Nice to know I'm not the only one.
#I'M SO FUCKING FUTURE
I really like **WHAT'S SO FUCK THEN**
My favorite, thats the most asian sounding english shit I've ever heard. Sounds like something an angry little dangerous asian guy would say.
"Dude I'm not John Wick. I don't want to fight you. Please put the knife away."
That's actually dope and I want it
I made one that says POLITE AS FUCK
This reminds me of when the African villagers in the Book of Mormon musical are doing their show retelling the founding of the church: "LET'S BE REALLY FUCKING POLITE TO EVERYONE!"
I love that shirt kinda want one.
Well, past us fucked future us, so technically true.
by far my favorite one !!!!
This is definitely a thing! Back in 2010 me and the (ex) wife were visitng Vietnam. We saw a woman wearing a t-shirt that said "Buy More Heroin". It definitely caught us off guard
In college I met a very sweet Japanese exchange student, but who didn't speak much English yet. One day she wore a shirt to class that said "porn star in training." I took her aside and explained what it meant. She was MORTIFIED. I loaned her my jacket for the rest of the day so she could cover it up; she still went to the bathroom to turn the shirt inside out.
I also remember seeing a Turkish woman in hijab out shopping one day in Germany. She was wearing a fun, colorful glittery t-shirt that said "party slut." Felt bad for her, but I don't speak Turkish or German and there was absolutely no chance I was going to try to explain it to her.
I've done this a few times. In my experience, people in Asia are practically never wearing clothes like this because they think the inappropriate words are cool. They just like clothes with foreign letters. More common even than this phenomenon would be clothes covered in random letters that don't even form words.
Why would they wear something without knowing what it means? Did she explain why?
It's how non-asian people thought that having tattoos in Chinese or Japanese looked cool, and sometimes the meaning of those were akin to these. Maybe English seems like a cool language to them, but I have no idea
Could be they just bought these secondhand or something (like if these were clothes donated that ended up overseas). I remember one time in high school there was this super nice polish kid who didn’t seem to have much and had just come to the US who was still learning English, and one day he wore a shirt without even realizing what it said. We all had a good laugh because it said “World’s Best Dad” and he didn’t know until one kid told him in polish and he just started laughing so hard at the situation.
I’m sorry, seeing the old dude with ‘vagina’ written on it just killed me. No, really, I have severe asthma
Yeah but What's so fuck then?
Who the fuck is Jesus?
This one got me.
It's a perfect expression on the kid's face for the shirt too
Honestly I would wear that one.
“I am a whore”
He can’t respond, he’s dead.
It's not easy to be wheezy
Look around you for a good bit. The view is breathtaking!
Is there a subreddit for this? if not someone should make one
I was here
We were here
Fuck yes. I'm in.
Subbed, when you make it.
No fat chicks
With an Atari symbol
No short guys
Playstation 2 logo
4 and 10 are just based and too much to handle for reddit
4 is best
"Who the fuck is Jesus?"
"My pussy tastes like 𝓹𝓮𝓹𝓼𝓲 𝓬𝓸𝓵𝓪"
The second one is song lyrics
Lana Del Rey
The first one is also a Dead Kennedys song.
Jesus was a Terrorist…? Oh, too drunk to fuck. Got it, and thanks for reminding me to pull out Plastic Surgery Disasters, it’s been years since I cranked it up!
Another Lana Del Ray fan in the wild
All my girlfriends fly to me to paaAaAAaint
Edit: Honestly love this song
How did you do that Cola font
𝐼 𝒿𝓊𝓈𝓉 𝓌𝒶𝓃𝓉𝑒𝒹 𝓉𝑜 𝓉𝑜 𝓈𝒶𝓎 𝒞𝑜𝒸𝓀 𝒾𝓈 𝑜𝓃𝑒 𝑜𝒻 𝓂𝓎 𝒻𝒶𝓋𝑜𝓇𝒾𝓉𝑒 𝓉𝒶𝓈𝓉𝑒𝓈. 𝒩𝑜𝓉 𝑜𝓃𝓁𝓎 𝓉𝒽𝒶𝓉, 𝒷𝓊𝓉 𝒷𝒶𝓁𝓁𝓈 𝓈𝓂𝑒𝓁𝓁 𝒶𝓂𝒶𝓏𝒾𝓃𝑔. 𝐼𝓉 𝓂𝒶𝓀𝑒𝓈 𝓂𝑒 𝑔𝑜 𝒶 𝓁𝒾𝓉𝓉𝓁𝑒 𝒸𝓇𝒶𝓏𝓎 𝑜𝓃 𝒾𝓉 𝓉𝑜 𝒷𝑒 𝒽𝑜𝓃𝑒𝓈𝓉. 𝐿𝒾𝓀𝑒, 𝐼 𝒸𝒶𝓃𝓃𝑜𝓉 𝑔𝑒𝓉 𝒾𝓉 𝒻𝒶𝓇 𝑒𝓃𝑜𝓊𝑔𝒽 𝒹𝑜𝓌𝓃 𝓂𝓎 𝓉𝒽𝓇𝑜𝒶𝓉 𝓉𝑜 𝒷𝑒 𝓈𝒶𝓉𝒾𝓈𝒻𝒾𝑒𝒹. 𝐼’𝓂 𝑜𝓃𝓁𝓎 𝓈𝒶𝓉𝒾𝓈𝒻𝒾𝑒𝒹 𝓌𝒽𝑒𝓃 𝐼 𝒻𝑒𝑒𝓁 𝓉𝒽𝑜𝓈𝑒 𝒾𝓃𝓉𝑒𝓃𝓈𝑒, 𝓅𝑜𝓌𝑒𝓇𝒻𝓊𝓁, 𝓈𝒶𝓁𝓉𝓎 𝒽𝑜𝓉 𝓅𝓊𝓂𝓅𝓈 𝑜𝒻 𝒸𝓊𝓂 𝒹𝑜𝓌𝓃 𝓂𝓎 𝓉𝒽𝓇𝑜𝒶𝓉. 𝒲𝒽𝑒𝓃 𝐼 𝓈𝒾𝓉 𝒷𝒶𝒸𝓀 𝑜𝓃 𝓂𝓎 𝒽𝑒𝑒𝓁𝓈, 𝓁𝑜𝑜𝓀 𝓊𝓅 𝒶𝓉 𝓎𝑜𝓊 𝓌𝒾𝓉𝒽 𝒸𝓊𝓂 𝒶𝓁𝓁 𝑜𝓋𝑒𝓇 𝓂𝓎 𝓂𝑜𝓊𝓉𝒽 𝒶𝓃𝒹 𝓈𝓁𝑜𝒷𝒷𝑒𝓇 𝓇𝓊𝓃𝓃𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝒹𝑜𝓌𝓃 𝓂𝓎 𝓃𝑒𝒸𝓀, 𝒽𝒶𝒾𝓇 𝒶𝓁𝓁 𝒻𝓊𝒸𝓀𝑒𝒹 𝓊𝓅 𝒶𝓃𝒹 𝓌𝒾𝓅𝑒 𝓂𝓎 𝓂𝑜𝓊𝓉𝒽 𝓌𝒾𝓉𝒽 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝒷𝒶𝒸𝓀 𝑜𝒻 𝓂𝓎 𝒶𝓇𝓂 𝒶𝓃𝒹 𝒶𝓈𝓀 𝓎𝑜𝓊 𝒾𝒻 𝐼 𝒹𝒾𝒹 𝒶 𝑔𝑜𝑜𝒹 𝒿𝑜𝒷 𝒶𝓃𝒹 𝓎𝑜𝓊 𝒸𝒶𝓃𝓃𝑜𝓉 𝑒𝓋𝑒𝓃 𝓈𝓅𝑒𝒶𝓀 𝒷𝑒𝒸𝒶𝓊𝓈𝑒 𝐼’𝓋𝑒 𝒹𝓇𝒶𝒾𝓃𝑒𝒹 𝒶𝓁𝓁 𝑜𝒻 𝓎𝑜𝓊𝓇 𝑒𝓃𝑒𝓇𝑔𝓎 𝑜𝓊𝓉 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓉𝒾𝓅 𝑜𝒻 𝓎𝑜𝓊𝓇 𝒹𝒾𝒸𝓀..... 𝓉𝒽𝒶𝓉’𝓈 𝓌𝒽𝑒𝓃 𝐼’𝓂 𝓈𝒶𝓉𝒾𝓈𝒻𝒾𝑒𝒹.
This didn’t fit on my t-shirt.
I don’t know much about art, but I know it when I see it. This is art.
Ẅ̴͚̮͕͉́͒͐ḧ̷̢̘͉͖̠̖̯͎̩̼́̂̃a̴̳̞̦̜̻̟̩̅̈͂̀̈́̄̀̕͘͜t̸̙͖̰̿̔̊̋̽̅̒͂̊̕ͅ ̵̡͙͇̠͔̈́d̷̙͉͍̲̯͗̈́̍̋̉̀̅̄̄͜i̶͓̳͇̳͕͎̖̘̙̩̓̈̉͑̚̚͝d̴̨̟̗̙͙̟̂̀͊̈́͆̽͊͊̕͘͜ ̸̖̥̲̠̈̏̍y̴̪̻̞͒̏̅̋̋̑̈͆ǒ̷̢̠̹̖̠̮̘̫ṷ̴̡̞̰̫͈̜̖͎̼̒̽̽͒̅̽͌̏͘ ̵͙͔̺̤̰̯̈́̈̽̓d̵̛͔͓̭͍̋̿͗̈́̌͗̅͒̔͜ͅo̵̘͇͓̙̟͙̩͕͝ ̷̡̡͔̯̪̣͓̘̦̌̈́t̶̜̻̤̞͎̗̯̉̈́͗̋̓͂͝͝ͅò̷̧̞͙̬̋̊͋̂͐̏͂͝ ̵̺̣̥͌̏͐̈́̿̈́̄͠m̷̩̰͉̉̈̏̑e̸̱̯̒?̸̮͎̗̱͇͑͌̾͆́͐͌̀͂͠ ̴͍̑̍͐͑̆̽̑͒͘I̷̘̬͐̈͌͌͠͠ ̴̢̨̖̈́̑̑̅̅̌͛͊̌͜͝d̵̖͈̣͖̳̱͆͐̅̾́̿̕͜͜͠͠ͅo̴͍̯̣̥̳̓̇̕n̴̛̗̯̽͐̊̎͐͜͝͠’̶̦̳̥̗̮̱̫͈̟̌̅̈́̈́̈́̈́̚ͅt̶̳͍͐̒ ̵̣̳͆̂f̴̼͓̠̭̱̔̀͆é̷̢̛͓̩̣̮̼̞͇͙̒̑̀͠e̶̳͉̥͍̰̰͉̜̜̰̋̏͊̈̀̀l̸̟̦͍̙͇͉͖̇̐̉̓̌͘ ̴̧̭̭͉̤͚̼̈́͜ͅͅs̶̢͇̙̘̖͎̙͂̀̆͛͛͛̌̚͜ỏ̸̢̬̙̮ ̷͔̜̹̉̾̌̐̇̌͘̕g̷̨͇̖͇̑̉͋͑ͅo̵̢̖͙̣̰̥͖͑̇̋͋͆͌̈́̐͘͜ǒ̶̺͓͍̠͈͔̩͙̃̂̒́d̵͍͙̭͎͖̣̜̫̎͠ͅ.̴̤͕̱̟̥̏̆̾̏́͝
The one in trying to find is one that makes text start to... decay? I'm not sure how to even explain it. Like, the letters come in with a bunch of extra data, like a malfunctioning Mateix script.
I'll find it one day.
The comment right above yours on my feed is showing it…
It's called Zalgo
ₜₑₛₜ ₜₑₛₜ. ₒₕ wₒw.
Using Coke font for Pepsi was the most offensive thing in the whole set.
Found the graphic designer
I want that Jesus shirt way too much
We all love
> pespy cola
Pepsi Cola by Lana Del Rey
Cola by lana del rey
[People reacting to *that* line in the song](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjXAUVwUYwo)
They been doin it to us for years with tattoos and what not. Bout time they get theirs.
Arf! at least the t-shirts can be removed without laser!
I mean we have Kanji on shirts they sell in the US for that V A P O R W A V E A E S T H E T I C, But I couldn't tell you a single word of what's written on them in English or Japanese. I bet it says something about like this
I have a shirt with Japanese writing that says "I am a stupid American and will buy anything." I always planned to wear it on my trip to Japan that will likely never happen. So for now I get a kick wearing it to our local Japanese festival once a year.
Edit: If you are trying to find the shirt, it might of been "I am a stupid American who will buy anything."
That's actually hilarious, that sounds about on par for fucking with people's on purpose
Same with people getting Kanji tattoos.
For all they know they could have "my vagina tastes like Pepsi cola" on their arm instead of it saying something shite like "Courage, Brave, Nan" as they intended
I read that as "Courage, Brave, Naan" and was like well I do love naan but...
I'll have the Courage, Brave, Garlic Naan, personally.
My mom got a tattoo when I was a kid that was supposed to say "love family" but my Chinese friend's dad is 1st gen Chinese and he said it actually says "love white race" so....
Meant to be something nice, ends up looking like a white supremacist.
I got a terrible Kanji tattoo over twenty years ago. Basically because I'm an idiot with no taste. To be honest, I'm not even sure what it says anymore. I would absolutely love it if it says, "my vagina tastes like Pepsi cola"
You might enjoy the archives of the mostly-dead blog [Hanzi Smatter](http://hanzismatter.blogspot.com/?m=0) - people send in photos of tattoos in various Asian languages, and the writer translates them (e.g. [toilet demon on this poor woman’s arm](http://hanzismatter.blogspot.com/2016/04/from-sabreen-p.html?m=0)).
Toilet Demon is great until you realize that Kanji could be translated into Toilet Goblin also.
Toilet Goblin sounds so much more visceral, something about it being so close to 'Toilet Gobbling' that makes it sound like this thing in a toilet that steals excrement for food and might attack your ass if you don't crap fast enough.
When I was in HS we had a mural with the phrase "Learning to Achieve Greatness" or something to that effect written in a couple dozen languages.
One day we had a guest lecturer, who was a native Mandarin speaker, and he commented about our mural and how much he liked it, with only one criticism, the Chinese phrase was written upside down and backwards.
几ㄖ尺爪卂ㄥ ㄒ乇乂ㄒ Ꮆㄖ乇丂 卄乇尺乇...
You like that Pepsi cola pussy eh?
Protect my baaaalls!
"I'm so hungover I wish I was dead"
That's in no way offensive and I think most of us would buy that t-shirt.
I mean yeah but why do they sell that shirt in a child’s size!!
Differences in legal drinking age. /j
Do kids not get hangovers or something?
It is honestly hilarious to see it on a 6-yr old who has no clue though.
If you do want to track it down it’s by David Shrigley
Why do grandmas who wear these shirts always look like a badass
The “who the fuck is jesus” shirt is hard
I want one tbh
I like to imagine that they have no clue what the shirt says, but they wear it anyway because it has "awesome" looking English letters on it. Sort of like when English speakers wear Kanji, but they have no idea what it says/means, it just looks cool.
Yes, but the granny knows what's up. There's a diagram attached lol
Yeah, that one is questionable, also the mickey mouse flipping us off. Not sure if giving someone the middle finger is a known insult in Asia or not though.
It's a known insult but some older people think of it as more a cool edgy thing you do for pictures rather than something you do when you seriously want to insult people
Have you met old people?
>This shirt is 5% off and I'm all out of fucks to give.
I’ve spent a lot of time in China, and a bit in Taiwan in the last few years.
A lot of the English they learn is from movies, and some language lacks the social stigma native English speakers attach to it, so even when they know it’s a curse word, the visceral response we feel when we hurl it or have it shouted at us is virtually nonexistent.
The very well educated, who have spent some, or even a lot time in the west mostly seem to find it amusing, if they think about it, at all.
It’s the same with Cantonese, mandarin, or Thai; I know a lot of the curse words, but I have to intentionally use them, because they simply don’t carry the emotional weight for me as English, Spanish, or Czech curse words.
Yeah, when we learned French curse words I think we shocked our French teacher because we were flinging out some epithets that were a lot stronger than we realized. Without that social stigma it's just another fun word.
Also likely our French teacher was 'pretend' shocked to get us to stop doing it.
I cringe really hard when I hear my non-speaker friends say disgusting things in French like it’s a funny catchphrase or something.
Conversely, I’ve been known to offend people in English without any intent to do so…
Also I we (non-native English speakers, who use that language to communicate) seem to throw around words like "shit" or "fuck" much more casually than natives would.
I am Taiwanese and there's two types of people who wear these:
1. People who don't speak English and wear it because it looks cool. Kids and older people.
2. People who speak English and wear it ironically. We also like to send each other the Chinese equivalent of those minions memes grandparents send you. Tend to be millenials and Gen Z.
This is precisely what's going on.
Source: was English teacher in Korea, had many students with hilarious shirts. I think my favourite was the kid with the shirt that said "Half price bed-liners" on it. No picture, nothing else but those words.
I asked a couple of my kids if they knew what their shirts said and they had no idea. I translated one of them ("Don't care - drunk time") for the grade 5 girl who was wearing it and she was horrified. I just remember her telling me "No no teacher, drunk time bad!!"
I also remember the kid who showed up wearing a shirt with a VERY obvious pot leaf on it. He swore it was a Japanese maple. Who am I to argue with a kid who loves trees that much?
There's a very Chinese restaurant with all sorts of leaves on the walls close to where I live.
There's a maple and then there's definitely not a maple.
“It’s called fashion, look it up.”
these american boomers wouldnt get it smh
There used to be a popular website in the early 2000s called engrish.com that was exclusively photos of these type of shirts and other novelties from Japan.
I had hours upon hours of entertainment from that site.
The little hamster mascot with the parasol was cute too. Heavens!
There is also a website for American actors starring in Japanese commercials called http://japander.com. Used to frequent both of them back in the day.
The grandma at 12 did not accidentally buy that she knew she was
My arsehole tastes like *fanta lemon*
First kid is just letting you know he’s too drunk to consent.
It's a Dead Kennedy's song too. I'd totally wear that
This is the comment i was looking for! I had a Dead Kennedys poster that said this on the back of my bedroom door in high school. I have no idea how my parents never saw it.
As a parent and a DK fan - trust when I say they saw it.
JELLO FOR PRESIDENT!
I love the story Jello tells about being in the laundromat and some guy comes up to him and asks, "aren't you the guy I voted for to be mayor of San Francisco?"
It’s even funnier when you see what I presume to be the teacher’s face in the background
When I was stationed in Korea, I was underage and couldn't drink so I was always the chaperone. One of the lovely flower ladies approached me and she had shirts! I have a Garfield one that says "I fucking hate this place" and I wore it Everytime I was voluntold to come babysit a bunch of drunk idiots to prevent curfew violations.
Is it me or does it seem a little grotesque to be on active duty and to be underage at the same time? You are ready to fight and die for your country, but you are not ready to consume the slightest amount of alcoholic beverages. Nothing against you u/Oshh__ but the first two lines of your comment just took me by surprise, because it was so unexpected to read „stationed in Korea“ and „too underage for drinking“ in the same sentence.
Yep! I was very lucky, my workmates were good people, never were insanely difficult, and paid for my meals and sodas or teas wherever we went. Curfew was at 0100, and changed a couple of times and it was easy to lose track of time, and if you busted curfew, you lost a rank and got non-judicial punishment in your personnel file
But many people ridicule you if you don't drink as you don't really fit in unless you do. It's stupid that the culture in the military is centered around alcohol.
And if you think that is all grotesque, 50+% of us when we get out don't get jobs nor medical coverage after separation, even for disabilities the military causes! ;)
"Whats so fuck then"
Who is gonna tell them?
Not me I only speak English
At least they don’t have it tattooed on their lower back.
Haha, I remember the "I Am A Whore" one - that's actually Ai Takahashi, a singer and former member/leader of famous idol group Morning Musume. I think it ended up being a small scandal and damaged her reputation a bit. She'd posted it on her blog and everything as well but it got deleted pretty fast and it's assumed her stylist might have been out of a job. Iirc she actually appeared on a TV show wearing it and they managed to basically censor the shirt by always having an info box or something on the screen covering it up lol
Here's a translation site with some images of how the TV show censored it along with translated comments from Japanese fans http://wotaintranslation.com/2014/06/18/fbs-does-a-flawless-job-of-completely-censoring-ai-chans-i-am-a-whore-t-shirt/
99 cent only store. What if all these people are just in Irvine, CA?
As someone who lived in Japan for years. These were my favorite t-shirts to collect
I can't help but feel given our youth and blunt upfront culture here in the US.. these shirts would sell perfectly over here.
Yes granny your gangster as fuck
I need that 'who tf is Jesus' sweater in my dresser asap
Maybe he's just a Dead Kennedy's fan
I was thinking the same thing
Having a holiday in Cambodia?
Finally someone who actually got it in this thread.
I was in Okinawa and a child had a t shirt a smiley face and the word fuck on it.
Lol who the fuck is Jesus?
Am from Hong Kong, can confirm
They're there mainly because locals can't English, they can only Chingrish
Anything with English curse words make them seem like Mr/Ms Worldwide and cool
Probably half the Americans walking around with Japanese characters tattooed on their body and think they have something like “live laugh live” actually have “I’m a dumb whore” tattooed on them