Anyone know the end of this trick?

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Anyone know the end of this trick?

Post by Yudan Taiteki » Mon 12.03.2007 11:18 pm

I remember my boss showing me some joke/trick at an izakaya, but I only remember the setup, and not the punchline.

You ask someone to come up with 7 kanji using only 日 plus a line. The person is supposed to come up with 旧, 旦, ? 由, 甲, and 田. Then there's some trick to come up with the 7th, but I don't remember what it is.
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Post by ss » Mon 12.03.2007 11:25 pm

目 ?

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Post by chikara » Mon 12.03.2007 11:30 pm

I see :)
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Post by Gundaetiapo » Mon 12.03.2007 11:53 pm

白 doesn't work?

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Post by chikara » Tue 12.04.2007 12:09 am

Gundaetiapo wrote:
白 doesn't work?
Probably, but 目 is a better punch line ;)
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Post by ss » Tue 12.04.2007 1:06 am

But what's the trick ?

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Post by Oyaji » Tue 12.04.2007 4:53 am

The trick, as I remember it, is: The tricker writes 日 ten times, like this:

日日日日日日日日日日

and the trickee is told to add one line to each 日 to make a different kanji. The first eight are fairly easy: 白目田旧旦由甲 but the trickee can't think of anymore. The tricker then adds a line to the remaining two 日, resulting in 門. ;)

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Post by ss » Tue 12.04.2007 5:07 am

Interesting! I learned a new trick today. :p

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Post by Yudan Taiteki » Tue 12.04.2007 9:40 am

That's right Oyaji, you've got it.
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Post by two_heads_talking » Tue 12.04.2007 10:17 am

Oyaji wrote:
The trick, as I remember it, is: The tricker writes 日 ten times, like this:

日日日日日日日日日日

and the trickee is told to add one line to each 日 to make a different kanji. The first eight are fairly easy: 白目田旧旦由甲 but the trickee can't think of anymore. The tricker then adds a line to the remaining two 日, resulting in 門. ;)
i was gonna mention that.. but oyaji beat me to it.. you don't tell them how many kanji they can make, you just tell them to add one line to each...

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