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RE: Check out my Japanese comic strip

Post by AJBryant » Thu 07.27.2006 12:33 pm

Well, we SAY "fone" but it's spelled "phone".

That's why learning with a solid written foundation is so important. Illiteracy sucks
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yeh but english is silly whoever came up with Onomatopoeia mustve been smoking something..
Greeks. I blame the ouzo. ;)

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Post by two_heads_talking » Thu 07.27.2006 12:59 pm

TrilinguisT wrote:
ORLYか?

what exactly does ORLY? mean? oh really?
yes ORLY is 1337 speak for oh really?

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Post by Reno » Thu 07.27.2006 1:52 pm

god I hate leet speak.
Good luck with studying everybody and I hope one day I will be able to pick it back up.

Until then, a nice goodbye from me to you ;)

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Post by Chris Hart » Thu 07.27.2006 3:44 pm

two_heads_talking wrote:
TrilinguisT wrote:
ORLYか?

what exactly does ORLY? mean? oh really?
yes ORLY is 1337 speak for oh really?
And the Owl comes from the tech publisher with a similar name - see http://www.oreilly.com/

You also may want to check out http://www.bofhcam.org/co-larters/ for other references.

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Post by Bobcat » Thu 07.27.2006 7:04 pm

ORLY is just short for oh really? :P like OMG is short for oh my god

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Post by Reno » Sat 07.29.2006 8:39 am

Just the faces of the owls makes me laugh already.
Good luck with studying everybody and I hope one day I will be able to pick it back up.

Until then, a nice goodbye from me to you ;)

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Post by suko » Sat 07.29.2006 2:02 pm

yeah, i mean i didn't understand a lot of it, but the owls were funny. :D

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Post by punkgrl326 » Mon 06.11.2007 3:59 pm

Bobcat wrote:
ORLY is just short for oh really? :P like OMG is short for oh my god
ORLY? I always thought OMG was short for "Ow my gut!" :p
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Post by Groccoli » Mon 06.11.2007 4:08 pm

punkgrl326 wrote:
I always thought OMG was short for "Ow my gut!" :p
OMG! :o

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Post by a_iwai » Mon 06.11.2007 9:35 pm

...may be, I didn't understand it exactly.

The left bird seems foreigner who visited to Japan. And his first language might be English. So, he could not speak Japanese well. He asked to the bird standing at the right side.

しんじゅくどりはどこですか?

He wanted to say 新宿通りはどこですか?:where is the Shinjyuku Street?
But he said "しんじゅくどりはどこですか?" by mistake. It meant "where is the Shinjyuku Bird?"

The right bird said "here...".

ORLYか?!

It seems that he wanted to say "おまえか?". It might be also meant "Oh really".

なにそのめは!!

The right bird thought that the left bird was getting angry. But, he didn't know why the left bird was so.

くそ! さけなお!
I think that he might want to say "くそ! ざけるな!" or "くそ! ざけるなお前!".

"ざけるな" = "ふざけるな"
"Shit!  Do not joke! !"

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Post by ss » Tue 06.12.2007 1:09 am

a_iwai-san, very interesting explanation there, I enjoy reading it ...

Every Japanese lesson that I attended, I've always found myself being that left bird, sometimes sensei smacked my head with his rolled up newspaper ... :D

It's really fun having Japanese conversation in class with sensei, burst into laughters ... but sensei is such a humorous and patient person, that we enjoy and learn many things through the jokes.

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