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    Talking Jenglish on the spot

    I've taken this pic in the train (oedo-line, Tokyo) a few days ago.

    What do they really mean by "BUM" ?
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    I don't get it... *lol*
    Also meaning I don't know what BUM is.
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    Is that only used in British English ? Bum is either a familiar word for "bottom/buttocks" or it means "tramp/homeless". In slang it also means someone who just idle around or doesn't like working.

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    bum in british terms is bottom
    americans use the word bum for homeless people.
    i'm curious to know what the japanese writing says
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    kind of hard to read them letters in small print....seems like an advertisement for something....
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    I'll translate : "fuyou baiku hikitori kaitori ippan ?ri"

    => "takes over or purchase all bikes that are not needed anymore" + phone number

    That's probably just some Japanese initial for the company name ("B" surely stands for bike). I guess it's not a bum who want to start biking because they have too muvh free time

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    nah we use bum to mean bottom too. we also use it as a verb meaning to have or to borrow things you usually cant give back. eg "can i bum a cigarette?"
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    Konnichiwa Minasan!

    I guess that BUM is "Bike USED and MAINTENANCE". Because "fuyou baiku hikitori kaitori ippan syuuri" means "I buy your disused motorbike and repair your motorbike". But I don't know true meaning of BUM...

    If you have interesting in BUM. please look next site...
    http://www.aswing.co.jp/

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