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Old Time Sayings

Post by Hatori » Mon 12.31.2007 5:52 pm

Hello! I'm going to try and explain this the BEST I can.
In America today you rarely come upon somebody saying," Geez! That's hip/groovy!" without looking like an idiot. If you were to say," Geez! That's cool!" it would sound better today.
If you were to go back in time to any decade within the past 100 years, what would be an old saying that nobody would say today without looking stupid?
Sorry for my poor explanation. This is the best way I can type what I'm thinking.
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RE: Old Time Sayings

Post by Mike Cash » Mon 12.31.2007 7:57 pm

You mean in Japanese?
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Post by AJBryant » Tue 01.01.2008 3:15 am

彼女はモガ

それはナウい

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RE: Old Time Sayings

Post by Hatori » Tue 01.01.2008 4:52 pm

Mike Cash wrote:
You mean in Japanese?
Yes. Sorry if you were confused.

Thank you, Tony, for participating. :D
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Post by doinkies » Tue 01.01.2008 8:48 pm

Look in any of those doinky "Japanese slang" books written a decade ago and you will find all sorts of words that people usually don't use today. ;)
あなたが好きだと言ったこの街並みが
今日も暮れてゆきます
広い空と遠くの山々 二人で歩いた街
夕日がきれいな街
-森高千里 「渡良瀬橋」

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Post by clay » Tue 01.01.2008 9:02 pm

What about フィーバー!フィーバー!

And don't forget モボ (modern boy-20's slang)
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Post by doinkies » Tue 01.01.2008 9:20 pm

Would ミーハー count?
あなたが好きだと言ったこの街並みが
今日も暮れてゆきます
広い空と遠くの山々 二人で歩いた街
夕日がきれいな街
-森高千里 「渡良瀬橋」

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Post by keatonatron » Wed 01.02.2008 10:32 am

アベック -- the equivalent of "going steady".

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RE: Old Time Sayings

Post by Mike Cash » Wed 01.02.2008 11:48 am

My city, Kiryu, is so overloaded with little boutiques struggingly desperately to be what someone once called "tragically hip" you wouldn't believe it.

Years ago there was a term "Shibu-kaji" which referred to a clothing style (Shibuya casual).

Ever since then my wife and I have had our own private joke about the hick poseurs in Kiryu, referring to their clothing as "Kiri-kaji".
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Post by AJBryant » Wed 01.02.2008 1:34 pm

Oh, man. I *remember* Shibu-kaji.

You know that big book "Imidas" that comes out with all the new terminology? Any Imidas from more than five years ago would have lotsa dead terms. In fact, I remember one publication that was a parody of Imidas (literally taken from "imi-dasu") called "Shigodas" that focussed on hopelessly "ungroovy" terms that one still might hear. Of course, Shigodas came out in like 1990, so it's more like Zombidas now. ;)

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