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Postby vkladchik » Mon 09.22.2008 1:14 pm

This has probably made the rounds, but I thought it was pretty funny.

http://labaq.com/archives/50779932.html

Appears to be a translation (interesting for the ones it leaves out...) of this:

http://web2.airmail.net/will/japan2long.html
/v   http://soul-sides.com   /~\
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Re: You know you've lost your gaijinity when...

Postby becki_kanou » Mon 09.22.2008 11:02 pm

Ha! I remember this list making the rounds of the JS majors back when I was at uni, but it was interesting to read it in Japanese. The translator seems to have mis-interpeted quite a few of the jokes though...
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Re: You know you've lost your gaijinity when...

Postby Mike Cash » Mon 09.22.2008 11:35 pm

Those have been floating around forever and get (needlessly) started anew every time some gaijin wakes up and realizes that he's been here oh-my-gosh a WHOLE YEAR NOW!!! and feels a need to start a list to dust a little of his gaijin crust off onto lesser beings.

I must admit I'm surprised to see a Japanese language version of it.
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Re: You know you've lost your gaijinity when...

Postby furrykef » Tue 09.23.2008 6:12 am

the page wrote:...you think the opposite of red is white.


No, that's if you've been drinking wine too much.

Then again, if being in Japan drives you to drink... ;)

EDIT:

the page wrote:...you watch the grocer's with interest to see when the price of mikans will break.


Funny that the "greengrocer's apostrophe" (putting an apostrophe before "s" where it doesn't belong) happens to appear on the word "grocer" in particular. Wonder if that's not coincidental.

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Re: You know you've lost your gaijinity when...

Postby two_heads_talking » Tue 09.23.2008 8:55 am

vkladchik wrote:This has probably made the rounds, but I thought it was pretty funny.

http://labaq.com/archives/50779932.html

Appears to be a translation (interesting for the ones it leaves out...) of this:

http://web2.airmail.net/will/japan2long.html


As long as you aren't Japanese, you will never, ever lose your gaijinity.. the more you change, the more you stay the same.. lol
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Re: You know you've lost your gaijinity when...

Postby furrykef » Thu 09.25.2008 12:25 pm

I thought that was half the joke :P
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