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Talk like a samurai day??

Postby Zounoko » Thu 09.21.2006 11:20 pm

In the spirit of "Talk like a Pirate Day" (and the fact that awad had words associated with pirates all week!) I gotta ask:

Why not "Talk like a Samurai Day"?

We need a "Kotoba Zamurai" --> Nihongo dictionary though...

(with tongue firmly in cheek)...

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RE: Talk like a samurai day??

Postby keatonatron » Fri 09.22.2006 12:40 am

Because samurai don't speak English, and their Japanese is somewhat difficult, which means everyone but Tony, Harisenbon, Mukade, Mike, and a few others would be totally lost.

Actually, to be realistic, everyone but Tony would be lost.
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RE: Talk like a samurai day??

Postby Mukade » Fri 09.22.2006 1:14 am

Actually, if it's the pseudo-classical talk commonly used in the jidaigeki on tv, I think I can manage.

Kind of like peppering your speech with a few 'thees' and 'thous' in order to sound 'Shakespearean,' just call everyone 様 and end everything with 〜でござる. ;)
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RE: Talk like a samurai day??

Postby Zounoko » Fri 09.22.2006 1:20 am

keatonatron...

"Authenticity is the hobgoblin of small minds" (and so is accuracy in quotation.)

And do we think that the "talk like a pirate" folks know whereof (whomof? howof?) they speaketh?????

Tongue planted etc.

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RE: Talk like a samurai day??

Postby keatonatron » Fri 09.22.2006 2:31 am

Well, we can have a "speak like a pirate" day because everyone knows the (fictionalized) way pirates speak. But how to samurai speak? I've never heard even fictionalized samurai speak in English, so I wouldn't know where to begin.
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RE: Talk like a samurai day??

Postby Frumious Boojum » Fri 09.22.2006 9:35 am

The reason: With the ongoing battle between Pirates and Ninjas, in the days before Talk Like a Pirate Day, Talk like a Ninja day is sneaking up to the day, pounces Talk Like a Pirate Day, and then quickly disappears, leaving no trace.

Talk like a Samurai Day just doesn't have that kind of stealth.

Talk Like a Pirate Ninja and Talk Like a Ninja Pirate days are gaining momentum, too.

STFU Day is also starting to get popular with all these other days crowding the place.
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RE: Talk like a samurai day??

Postby two_heads_talking » Fri 09.22.2006 10:41 am

what does a ninja say? nothing if he wants to stay alive.. so that's a pretty boring day..

as for talk like a samurai day.. i guess you could yell iai all the time and pretend to decapitate someone..
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RE: Talk like a samurai day??

Postby tanuki » Fri 09.22.2006 1:59 pm

Why don't we celebrate Opposite Day? ;)
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RE: Talk like a samurai day??

Postby Sakana » Fri 09.22.2006 2:03 pm

Ah, the Opposite Day paradox.

Because on opposite day, you do the opposite of what you normally do, so on opposite day you do the opposite if oppostie day, which is a normal day. B)
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RE: Talk like a samurai day??

Postby two_heads_talking » Fri 09.22.2006 3:58 pm

sakana, you should definately rethink your thought there. it isn't opposite of opposite day, it's the opposite of normal.. which for you might be abnormal and in your case you could finally be normal.. :o :D
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RE: Talk like a samurai day??

Postby Zinzo » Fri 09.22.2006 4:06 pm

Is there an actual date for Opposite Day, or is it just whenever?
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RE: Talk like a samurai day??

Postby Tspoonami » Fri 09.22.2006 6:40 pm

keatonatron wrote:I've never heard even fictionalized samurai speak in English, so I wouldn't know where to begin.

This one would disagree, that he would.

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RE: Talk like a samurai day??

Postby Apollo » Fri 09.22.2006 7:24 pm

samurais are cool >< :D
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RE: Talk like a samurai day??

Postby Sakana » Fri 09.22.2006 7:39 pm

two_heads_talking wrote:
sakana, you should definately rethink your thought there. it isn't opposite of opposite day, it's the opposite of normal.. which for you might be abnormal and in your case you could finally be normal.. :o :D


Well, then you are being more specific about it. With that limitation in place, it becomes possible.
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RE: Talk like a samurai day??

Postby kohana » Fri 09.22.2006 7:45 pm

I've always wondered when Opposite Day really is. Is it on a Thursday?

...Was samurai speech really all that different from normal speech of the time? I'm sure there were some differences, but... O_o
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