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  1. Thread: Japanese puns

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    We used to use No Ginger or No Salt in the place...

    We used to use No Ginger or No Salt in the place of Shoganai or shioganai (shikataganai), depending upon the local dialect...

    or, when somebody praised something as being great, they'd say,...
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    I live and work in the Mushroom Forest, but I...

    I live and work in the Mushroom Forest, but I don't think that really qualifies as the stinkiest place :D

    I hope I didn't come across as one who was being overly critical of Master Maciamo. But,...
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    You are right about the debate aspect of their...

    You are right about the debate aspect of their education. When confronted in a debate fashion, very few people (students included) had any effective reasons they could offer in response to a...
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    I taught at all sorts of companies in and around...

    I taught at all sorts of companies in and around the Concrete jungle of Tokyo and the surrounding satellite cities. Since we were basically sent to the client (company) for an in-house Engrish (I...
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    you teach at companies? That's a scary...

    you teach at companies? That's a scary thought....I used to do the same thing.... :D
    I think I understand some of why you come up with these threads, Maciamo-sama :D
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    :D I just put the same story on another...

    :D
    I just put the same story on another thread... LOL
    but here is the direct download link:
    http://www.theworld.org/content/03174.wma
    the dailies keep getting changed, and people may have a hard...
  7. thought this report is timely: Japan report...

    thought this report is timely:
    Japan report (8:00)
    The World's Patrick Cox reports on discrimination against foreigners in Japan.
    http://www.theworld.org/content/03174.wma
    even has one of this...
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    The favorite ones I always hear is the usage of...

    The favorite ones I always hear is the usage of "MY" in almost everything....

    common ones are:
    MyHome
    MyLoan
    MyCar
    MyHomeLoan
    MyBoom

    The lines that used to crack me up is when a salaryman...
  9. maybe another question for another thread should...

    maybe another question for another thread should be, Why do foreigners make such a fuss about Japanese making such a fuss about "gaijin"? :D

    You do raise some good points, however. I have seen...
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    :( now it seems the dialogue has turned to Are...

    :(
    now it seems the dialogue has turned to Are Europeans more hostile towards Aussies?

    from my standpoint, looks like people are people, making the same faulty judgments about others while...
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    Consider yourself a fortunate person to have...

    Consider yourself a fortunate person to have family and friends that are as enlightened as they are (at least from the way you describe them)...alternatively, if things continue to trouble you there...
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    the problems become when the borders between the...

    the problems become when the borders between the yards become merged or confused.... :D
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    There are no doubt some people that may appear...

    There are no doubt some people that may appear visibly comfortable with the foreigner, such as yourself, but are you really sure about that? Have you ever asked the person to consider what they are...
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    tons of 7-11 on the west coast... I don't know...

    tons of 7-11 on the west coast...
    I don't know about Europe, but I believe that the Japanese folks that ask the "stupid" questions would not do so if it was in their native language...ok...most of...
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    Hairy Chinese soy sauce?

    First it was the potstickers made from garbage coming out of Korea, then it was the tainted instant cup-noodle style stuff out of China...and now this...
    this is just wrong.... :(



    Chinese...
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    Poll: I heard it was good....never seen it yet,...

    I heard it was good....never seen it yet, though....
    too bloody lazy to go down to the local Japanese video store, I guess.....I dunno....still haven't finished watching the last 3 eps of Fireboys...
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    Poll: Shitteiru Tsumori was great...too bad it's no...

    Shitteiru Tsumori was great...too bad it's no longer going....
    I like Sekai Fushigi Hakken
    Used to watch 20th Century Odoroki mononoki (or something like that title)
    Also liked Ururun taizaiki...
  18. Thread: Chinese spiders

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    Chinese spiders

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=573&ncid=757&e=2&u=/nm/20040712/od_nm/odd_china_spider_dc
    must be some scary spiders in China.... :?
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    China enters space race

    http://www.theworld.org/content/07079.wma
    need windows media player to listen...
    Space race report (4:30)
    China recently became the third country, after the U.S. and Russia, to put an astronaut...
  20. I sometimes wonder if the folks in Japan aren't...

    I sometimes wonder if the folks in Japan aren't sometimes lost in their own world, and the personal space issue is annoying, but I guess that could be the same for any asian country with an...
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    7-5-6 for me... Other things on the Food...

    7-5-6 for me...
    Other things on the Food category, I thought, was:
    11) Eat Japanese curry thinking it's the real Indian style cuisine.
    12) Drink Sake and know which brands are good for drinking...
  22. Well, then you have those women that "rule" the...

    Well, then you have those women that "rule" the household very well, and woe be to the hubby or boyfriend who dares to create strife for the wife/girlfriend in her realm :D

    power is fluid for...
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    $1000/day? mere pocket change for the...

    $1000/day? mere pocket change for the well-to-do.... :D or the well-to-do wannabes... :D

    many of the young wimmin and obasans that go mad in them bargain sales in Tokyo don't look that great even...
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    In theory and in some of the practices, the...

    In theory and in some of the practices, the businesses in J-land do cater more carefully to the customer, and the system is designed around that, which is efficient, but if you ever want to change...
  25. actually, I wasn't specifying a specific...

    actually, I wasn't specifying a specific gender....both men and women can fall into those categories, or into some other group....not because I like categorizing people, but because they try so hard...
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