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    Quote Originally Posted by OdysseyOfNoises View Post
    rurumenmen - 縷々綿々- to go on and on about something in tedious detail

    Learnt from Durarara! of all things...
    Oooh, that's a useful one! Thank you for sharing!
    I've heard that show is pretty good but I've never watched! I'm too lazy to watch anything these days... (not even American TV shows.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by happytime View Post
    Oooh, that's a useful one! Thank you for sharing!
    I've heard that show is pretty good but I've never watched! I'm too lazy to watch anything these days... (not even American TV shows.)
    Although it is really a 少年 it uses some pretty sophisticated language in some of the episodes, so from an enjoy-whilst-learning point of view it's really good.

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    I try not to post too much, but this thread doesn't seem too popular anyways, so here goes. ;w;

    Today there was a small article on Yahoo Japan about this poor Japanese guy who had 10 World Cup tickets, 3 digital cameras, his laptop, and 1,000 dollars in cash stolen from him while he put his bag down to wipe some dirt off his clothes. Damn. Anyways, here are some words from the article:

    邦人(ほうじん) Japanese people, esp. Japanese people abroad
    観戦チケット(かんせんチケット) game tickets/tickets to watch a sports game
    分散(ぶんさん) distribute, decentralize disperse ("荷物は手元から離さず、貴重品は分散して所持する")
    所持(しょじ) to hold, possess (an item)
    スリ pickpocketing/pickpockets
    本拠地(ほんきょち) headquarters
    おっとり gentle, quiet
    カモねぎ an easy target, a sucker

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    Quote Originally Posted by happytime View Post
    I try not to post too much...
    Post more - that cat picture makes me smile every time I see it.
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    Old Snow wouldn't have said that.
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    You are like the secret boss battle they only advertised back when the game was being developed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SomePeopleJustSaySnow View Post
    Post more - that cat picture makes me smile every time I see it.
    Gasp! Y-you're...

    You're Icon-ified!!!!

    I'm diggin' your dog as well. (Is he yours?)

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    No, found him in Peru. They have a real thing about dogs wearing clothes over there - I think it might be to distinguish owned dogs from feral dogs, because there are a lot of the latter.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jiggit View Post
    Old Snow wouldn't have said that.
    Quote Originally Posted by Zolrak 22 View Post
    You are like the secret boss battle they only advertised back when the game was being developed.

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    Ooh! That must be uncomfortable for the dogs when it gets hot, but at least the owners care enough about *their* dogs to distinguish them from the feral ones.
    Baaaad things can happen to feral animals...
    Oh man! I love cats and dogs. We should post Japanese words related to pets to stay on topic, lolol.

    三毛猫(みけねこ) Tortoise-shell cat. (Cat with three colors - usu. white, orange, and black)
    香箱座り(こうばこずわり) the cat loaf position

    香箱座り.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by happytime View Post
    香箱座り(こうばこずわり) the cat loaf position
    And 香箱 is incense box. So its a cat in box reference...

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    Weird I have only seen that referred to as 箱座り (はこずわり) "box sit"
    Everything I have ever said was a lie, and that's the truth.

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    I learned 二刀流 which means dual sword fighting style and also to be involved with 2 different things. The way my friend described it was like if you had a hot dog and a hamburger you're 二刀流

    I hope I explained it well, it made sense to me at the time but we were quite drunk :0)

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    Ya, I've heard that with beer before.
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    We Jeeperneez are express all emotion through money. Wedding is happy money. Funeral is sad money. Izakaya is friendship money. Girl-bar is almost-sex money. But babby-borning is bery happy money, as no babby in Japan. All babby is special so we is givings much money as presento for babby.

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    paizuri
    minor rant: abe vigoda

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    Hey! Don't we have a special thread in the Lounge for that kind of language already? Setting a bad example... tch tch. Though it is an honor to see such big names here.

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    Today I learned 有名 - ゆうめい - yuumei. It means having a name, or big name, or Lego.
    minor rant: abe vigoda

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lego View Post
    or big name,
    famous. Lego? Never heard of it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Lego View Post
    Today I learned 有名 - ゆうめい - yuumei. It means having a name, or big name, or Lego.
    I always thought of it as "famous".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lego View Post
    Today I learned 有名 - ゆうめい - yuumei. It means having a name, or big name, or Lego.
    This is truth.

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    So 大物(おおもの) can mean Lego too then? :3

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    Quote Originally Posted by happytime View Post
    So 大物(おおもの) can mean Lego too then? :3
    Yes. 大丈夫 - だいじょうぶ - daizyoubu also has interesting roots. While it means "it's ok" to many, it also has many inflected forms. For example, those who were able to take a jaggotry class at Kansai Gaidai often show up to prefectural orientation for JET using slang such as "daijobes", much to the chagrin of other weeaboos who were hoping to woo a japenese ladyfriend with their knowledge of katakana. What remains unknown, however, is the origin of the 字 - じ - zi, or characters, of the word. They literally appear to mean "big manly man", leading many to believe it is yet another word coined to describe Lego.
    minor rant: abe vigoda

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