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    I'm always still in trouble again

    "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
    "Of course, human life begins at fertilization thatís not the argument." --Tassman

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      Er... that's okay. I can hold it awhile longer

      I'm always still in trouble again

      "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
      "Of course, human life begins at fertilization thatís not the argument." --Tassman

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        Extend those pinky fingers while you pee

        I'm always still in trouble again

        "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
        "Of course, human life begins at fertilization thatís not the argument." --Tassman

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          I'm always still in trouble again

          "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
          "Of course, human life begins at fertilization thatís not the argument." --Tassman

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            I'm always still in trouble again

            "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
            "Of course, human life begins at fertilization thatís not the argument." --Tassman

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            • Originally posted by The Melody Maker View Post
              "Engrish" is the term referring to a really bad translation from another language into English -- often with hilarious results. If you find any pictures or text of Engrish along your travels, post them here!

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              • Originally posted by Cerebrum123 View Post

                Or that is the closest literal translation. I've also found out that in Japan they often take only half of an English word then they incorporate it into theirs. That's why you have so many products offering "sand", they took that from "sandwich".
                More a matter of abbreviations being wholly acceptable even in semi-formal settings, and often in formal. Sandoichi (Sandwich) becomes Sando. O-KESUTORA* (orchestra) becomes O-ke (kara means empty [with homonyms]), hence karaoke. When the "oke" is written in Kanji (Chinese character) "bucket" (桶) is used. Anime-shon (animation) becomes Anime. Makudonarudo (McDonalds) becomes Makasu (pronounced Maccas, same as in Australia). And, fond memory, Aisukuri-mu (icecream) becomes Aisu. Barman in a local hotel asked if a Japanese lady I was talking with wanted ice in her cider. [horrified look] Aisu?
                * "-" signifies a lengthened vowel. o (hot) o- (or)

                See https://theologyweb.com/campus/forum...hread#post4264 The (big) red writing between all the food pictures on the door behind the bloke with the watermelon (サ ン ド) is "sa n do."
                Last edited by tabibito; 06-17-2021, 03:25 AM.
                sigpic1 Cor 15:34 εκνηψατε δικαιως και μη αμαρτανετε αγνωσιαν γαρ θεου τινες εχουσιν προς εντροπην υμιν λεγω

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                • Originally posted by tabibito View Post

                  More a matter of abbreviations being wholly acceptable even in semi-formal settings, and often in formal. Sandoichi (Sandwich) becomes Sando. O-KESUTORA* (orchestra) becomes O-ke (kara means empty [with homonyms]), hence karaoke. When the "oke" is written in Kanji (Chinese character) "bucket" (桶) is used. Anime-shon (animation) becomes Anime. Makudonarudo (McDonalds) becomes Makasu (pronounced Maccas, same as in Australia). And, fond memory, Aisukuri-mu (icecream) becomes Aisu. Barman in a local hotel asked if a Japanese lady I was talking with wanted ice in her cider. [horrified look] Aisu?
                  * "-" signifies a lengthened vowel. o (hot) o- (or)

                  See https://theologyweb.com/campus/forum...hread#post4264 The (big) red writing between all the food pictures on the door behind the bloke with the watermelon (サ ン ド) is "sa n do."
                  Thanks for the elaboration.

                  I'm currently trying to learn Japanese, and am using Duolingo. I'm starting to be able to read a few things in certain video games now. I've got a long way to go, but I've been making progress. I have 118 "stars", which are basically mini lessons on a single topic with 5 stars per lesson. I'm far better at reading what I've learned than either speaking it or understanding it spoken. Other than that I have some trouble with the grammar. Sometimes the sentence is basically backwards compared to what it would be in English, and other times it is not. Hiragana is the part I have the least trouble with so far.

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                  • Originally posted by Cerebrum123 View Post

                    Thanks for the elaboration.

                    I'm currently trying to learn Japanese,
                    How long have you been experiencing these masochistic tendencies?

                    and am using Duolingo. I'm starting to be able to read a few things in certain video games now. I've got a long way to go, but I've been making progress. I have 118 "stars", which are basically mini lessons on a single topic with 5 stars per lesson. I'm far better at reading what I've learned than either speaking it or understanding it spoken. Other than that I have some trouble with the grammar. Sometimes the sentence is basically backwards compared to what it would be in English, and other times it is not. Hiragana is the part I have the least trouble with so far.
                    Seems like a worthwhile programme. If you're interested, maybe start a thread somewhere that we can help each other out.
                    sigpic1 Cor 15:34 εκνηψατε δικαιως και μη αμαρτανετε αγνωσιαν γαρ θεου τινες εχουσιν προς εντροπην υμιν λεγω

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                    • Originally posted by tabibito View Post
                      How long have you been experiencing these masochistic tendencies?

                      I've always found Japanese culture interesting, and always wanted to at least visit there once. That was my original reason for wanting to learn the language. I likely won't ever get to do that because of a variety of issues, but I can still try and learn the language.

                      Seems like a worthwhile programme. If you're interested, maybe start a thread somewhere that we can help each other out.
                      So far it is pretty helpful. I also have the Learn Japanese to Survive Collection. It's basically taking learning Japanese and combining it with a JRPG style video game.

                      I just might start a thread on this.

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                      • Hello Kitty's been listening to Roger Miller!

                        ~ Russell ("MelMak")

                        "[Sing] and [make] melody in your heart to the Lord." -- Ephesians 5:19b

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                        • This might work well in coffee, if it doesn't curdle...

                          ~ Russell ("MelMak")

                          "[Sing] and [make] melody in your heart to the Lord." -- Ephesians 5:19b

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                          • Originally posted by The Melody Maker View Post
                            Hello Kitty's been listening to Roger Miller!

                            I think I found the owner


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                            I'm always still in trouble again

                            "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                            "Of course, human life begins at fertilization thatís not the argument." --Tassman

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                            • I'm pretty sure this one came from roguetech's Japanese division...

                              ~ Russell ("MelMak")

                              "[Sing] and [make] melody in your heart to the Lord." -- Ephesians 5:19b

                              Fight_spam!

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                              • "Stand," my foot. After travelling a while I usually need to find a toilet.
                                ~ Russell ("MelMak")

                                "[Sing] and [make] melody in your heart to the Lord." -- Ephesians 5:19b

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