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RE: Not a serious question

Postby Ongakuka » Wed 08.30.2006 10:50 am

The good ol' days, huh. Now the place is crawlin' with 'em.


Was that sarcastic? 'Cause in my recent time in Japan I spotted a grand total of seven gajins on trains and in stations.
なぜなら、おまえは・・・・・・人形だ
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RE: Not a serious question

Postby AJBryant » Wed 08.30.2006 1:01 pm

I can also remember high school kids gathering in the vestibule to stare in through the window at the gaijin seated in the car, much as you or I would stare at snakes through the glass in the reptile house at the zoo.


Not many people have seen that great modern Japanese cinema horror classic, "Gaijin on a Train," but a lot have seen the recent American "revisioning" of it...

;)

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RE: Not a serious question

Postby kyashi » Wed 08.30.2006 1:20 pm

whats a gaijin?
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RE: Not a serious question

Postby Chris Hart » Wed 08.30.2006 1:30 pm

kyashi wrote:
whats a gaijin?


Direct Translation - Outsider
Indirect translation (more common meaning) - Foreigner

Although from what I understand, the latter tends to automatically imply the former.
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RE: Not a serious question

Postby kyashi » Wed 08.30.2006 1:41 pm

ah doumo
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RE: Not a serious question

Postby Mike Cash » Wed 08.30.2006 2:00 pm

Ongakuka wrote:
The good ol' days, huh. Now the place is crawlin' with 'em.


Was that sarcastic? 'Cause in my recent time in Japan I spotted a grand total of seven gajins on trains and in stations.


Context is everything. Are you familiar with the Yamanote Line?
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RE: Not a serious question

Postby Infidel » Wed 08.30.2006 2:53 pm

heh, was gaijin on a train Speed by chance?
なるほど。
さっぱりわからん。
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RE: Not a serious question

Postby two_heads_talking » Wed 08.30.2006 2:54 pm

how about an old electric train with only one car. oodate to sendai = hella long time on train by yourself. i did the whole trip without seeing another person at any of the train stops. I think the whole ride was 7 or 8 hours.. those things are slow as mud..
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RE: Not a serious question

Postby keatonatron » Wed 08.30.2006 7:26 pm

Mike Cash wrote:
Ongakuka wrote:
The good ol' days, huh. Now the place is crawlin' with 'em.


Was that sarcastic? 'Cause in my recent time in Japan I spotted a grand total of seven gajins on trains and in stations.


Context is everything. Are you familiar with the Yamanote Line?


How do you confuse a gaijin?

When you give him directions, tell him to ride the Yamanote to the end of the line.
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RE: Not a serious question

Postby Harisenbon » Wed 08.30.2006 11:22 pm

How do you confuse a gaijin?

When you give him directions, tell him to ride the Yamanote to the end of the line.


I am amused. =)
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RE: Not a serious question

Postby Shibakoen » Fri 09.01.2006 8:49 pm

two_heads_talking wrote:

think about it.. don't you too notice the one person on the train that looks different?



You must ride some empty trains.
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RE: Not a serious question

Postby keatonatron » Fri 09.01.2006 10:31 pm

Shibakoen wrote:
two_heads_talking wrote:

think about it.. don't you too notice the one person on the train that looks different?



You must ride some empty trains.


HAHAHA!

*get's on train*

*looks at the only other passenger*

"Hmmm.. wait a second. That person looks different. Yep, that person is definately not me! What are they tying to pull here..."

*gets in fight*
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RE: Not a serious question

Postby Infidel » Sat 09.02.2006 12:14 am

i did the whole trip without seeing another person at any of the train stops. I think the whole ride was 7 or 8 hours.. those things are slow as mud..



It must be the two heads. Probably scares people away.

two headsさんも鬼さんも一緒に電車に乗れば皆様は走りますかな
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なるほど。
さっぱりわからん。
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RE: Not a serious question

Postby Shibakoen » Sun 09.03.2006 10:18 pm

keatonatron wrote:
Shibakoen wrote:
two_heads_talking wrote:

think about it.. don't you too notice the one person on the train that looks different?



You must ride some empty trains.


HAHAHA!

*get's on train*

*looks at the only other passenger*

"Hmmm.. wait a second. That person looks different. Yep, that person is definately not me! What are they tying to pull here..."

*gets in fight*


LOL. :D
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