When I was in Taiwan last month, I went to the top of Taipei 101, the world's tallest building. As my friend and I were walking around the observation deck, we spotted a sign that made us chuckle. It said:
Another classic example of Chinglish, I thought.
Not so fast! When I got home, because I couldn't figure out what word I thought was being mangled, I began to wonder if frowzy was indeed an English word. So I surfed on over to Dictionary.com, and discovered that, sure enough, frowzy is an English word. It means 'dirty and untidy.'
Who knew I had to go to Taiwan to learn a new English word?!