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    Perpetually confused. johnny's Avatar
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    猫車.
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    Teach them something new?? Are you mad? All you do in Japan is rehash the same stuff over and over for 15 years. Hello song, what do you like sports? and fruit basket. The holy trinity of English education.

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    I'm genuinely curious about the root of that one.
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    But what if we reverse the polarity of the quantum string theory? According to uncertainty principle there are infinite worlds out there, so it stands to reason schrodinger's cat is alive in one of them.


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    U da real mvp.

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    It's a mystery to me too. That's why I love it so much.
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    Teach them something new?? Are you mad? All you do in Japan is rehash the same stuff over and over for 15 years. Hello song, what do you like sports? and fruit basket. The holy trinity of English education.

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    Wikipedia says there's multiple theories; that it can get into narrow spaces like a cat, or because it makes a rumbling [ゴロゴロ?] sound like a cat, or because its shape when upside down is similar to a curled up cat.

    At least I think that's what it says:

    猫車(ねこぐるま)、(ねこ)とも呼ばれる。理由としては、のように狭いところに入ることが出来ることから来ているという説もあれば、また猫のようにゴロゴロと音を立てることを起因するとする説、裏返した姿が猫の丸まっている姿に似ているからとする説もある。

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    All interesting theories. Thanks for info. Your Japanese is better than mine.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ini View Post
    Teach them something new?? Are you mad? All you do in Japan is rehash the same stuff over and over for 15 years. Hello song, what do you like sports? and fruit basket. The holy trinity of English education.

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    cat cart is used by crazy cat lady for the transportation of cats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny View Post
    All interesting theories. Thanks for info. Your Japanese is better than mine.
    I've been here longer than you, to be fair. I'm pretty poor compared to what I could be :P

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    I'm just happy that I could read the wiki bit that you quoted and understood it. But damn if I could communicate at anything resembling fluency...

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    That's pretty impressive actually, I couldn't have done that in my first year. Did you study Japanese at college?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiggit View Post
    That's pretty impressive actually, I couldn't have done that in my first year. Did you study Japanese at college?
    Yeah, I've been studying for a few years. I could probably pass the N2 if I tried at all, but my Japanese ability is purely on paper.

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    Yeah my original plan was to have N1 by now. Took N3 last summer, barely studied since. I only know one guy who is really doing well at learning Japanese really.

    We're just a bunch of useless, lazy assholes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiggit View Post

    We're just a bunch of useless, lazy assholes.
    *raises glass*

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    Yesterday I learned "chanpon." What is chanpon, besides an Okinawa dish? Well, it's someone who has more than one type of alcohol in front of them. I learned this word as wood factory boss poured me a glass of shitty chardonnay and handed me a beer. That guy has my back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ananasboat View Post
    That guy has my back.
    Is that what we call it these days?

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    Is that what we call it these days?
    Is that what we call enabling alcoholism? If so, then yes.

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    Good ol brain storming is 'ブレインストーム'.

    Or ブレスト for short.

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    I like me some solid ブレスト time. Helps my job performance immensely.

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    Hwow. Isn't chanpon just mixed up shit. Whether it's food or drinks. It's exactly what it sounds like I guess.

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    Yeah, I suppose it is, but I didn't know it could be applied like that. +5 points to fluency.

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    日本に憧れる白人 (にほんにあこがれるはくじん)
    Or, according to ALC, Wapanese.

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