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yeah, sorry! I've been neglecting this thread a bit, and I do have one or two things to put up, I'll try to get around to it later on tonight.

 

Also, anyone else in Japan, post em up!

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WhutJP, you're a teacher right?

 

Got a question (sorry this observation comes from watching way too much anime XD):

 

I keep noticing when a character says "impossible", it comes out something on the lines of "baka na" or something like that. In Chinese "not possible" or "impossible" in pinyin is "bu ke neng"; I think both in Chinese characters and in Japanese Kanji the writing is 不可能. So, is this phrase borrowed from Chinese?

 

There seem to be more phrases, but I can't think of anymore right now.

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Here's a few taken in the past recently :-

 

From a restaurant menu on ice coffee...

BadEnglish.jpg

 

Some kinda spit/puke bowl in a public toilet in Morioka...

SpitBowl.jpg

 

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@dstole, I'm on Shikokku, near the top. (Kagawa ken)

 

@anzriptide: I don't really watch a lot of anime, but "bakana" is an adjective meaning "stupid", "impossible" is pretty often said as "muri"

(remembering the japanese r's are pronounced halfway between "r" and "l")

 

hito = person

baka = stupid

na = makes it an adjective

 

baka na hito = stupid person.

 

馬鹿な人 (馬鹿 = baka)

 

無理 = muri

 

不可能 = fukano (it does also mean impossible).

 

I reall should get some pics up I know, I'm a procrastinator hah.

 

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carry on and procrastinate by all means dear fellow, but please stick anything up :)

 

i'd love to go back to japan, particularly to visit old friends in kyoto and tokyo, but sterling's value sucks a little more than it used to...

 

i want to be run over by particularly attractive women on bicycles again!

i want to tiptoe over salarymen lying on the streets and in hedgerows sleeping off their drink in the mornings again!

i want to be shouted at by old men dressed as faintly effeminate cowboys again!

 

okay, perhaps not the latter.

 

 

 

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in that dog one, at 0:16 when he walking on his front paws, hes actually upright with a picture of a dogs face on his crotch!!! i cant stop laughing!!!

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