Kappas are real

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Kappas are real

Post by Dehitay » Tue 09.25.2007 4:32 pm

I was at the grocery store today when I saw a shirt that said "The Kappas are Coming Out" on the front side. I was curious what the kappas were doing as they came out, so I wondered around to take a look at the back side of the shirt. Sure enough, there was the artwork as I expected but it was just a picture of a bunch of college students. It wasn't till about 5 minutes later after I was driving home that I realized "Oh, kappa is also a greek letter".

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RE: Kappas are real

Post by tanuki » Tue 09.25.2007 5:02 pm

Coming out? :)
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RE: Kappas are real

Post by Dehitay » Tue 09.25.2007 5:54 pm

tanuki wrote:
Coming out? :)
I'm not actually sure why that phrase was used but if it helps any, the picture had them doing sports.
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RE: Kappas are real

Post by tanuki » Tue 09.25.2007 6:09 pm

Water sports?

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Post by chikara » Tue 09.25.2007 7:27 pm

Dehitay wrote:
I was at the grocery store today when I saw a shirt that said "The Kappas are Coming Out" on the front side. .........
The kappas are gay :o :D

Yes, kappa is the 10th letter in the Greek alphabet.

Kappa is also a very popular clothing label in this country. It originates from Italy.

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Post by Hatori » Tue 09.25.2007 9:50 pm

Who says I'm not real... ;) :p
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Post by chikara » Tue 09.25.2007 9:51 pm

Have you come out?
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Post by keatonatron » Tue 09.25.2007 10:33 pm

And are you a short, green, frog-like person with a bowl of water built into your head?

Gross.

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Post by chikara » Tue 09.25.2007 10:35 pm

Don't forget the cucumbers
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Post by HeyItsMatt » Tue 09.25.2007 11:38 pm

keatonatron wrote:
And are you a short, green, frog-like person with a bowl of water built into your head?

Gross.
That's what I was thinking too. So I kept looking for references to mythical creatures in Dehitay's post but could only find physics. Confusing... my brain!!
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RE: Kappas are real

Post by Infidel » Tue 09.25.2007 11:57 pm

ケロケロ
なるほど。
さっぱりわからん。

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Post by shin1ro » Wed 09.26.2007 11:01 am

合羽 raincoat. (this word is originally from Portuguese IIRC!)
喝破 【かっぱ】 (n,vs) proclamation; (http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/)
喝破する assert; argue down. (http://dictionary.goo.ne.jp/)

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