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#148309 - 09/27/05 09:03 PM Re: Have you been Tsuji-giri'd?  
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Ah.


#148310 - 09/27/05 10:37 PM Re: Have you been Tsuji-giri'd?  
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Aladamnbama the most watered s...
"Some Japanese Samurai, during the Edo Period, randomly tested their swords by hacking up people of lower social station.
The practice was called tsuji-giri. The clans combined to prohibit the practice through a law called Hyakkajou.
"

I'll bet you a dram of saki, Father Steve, that there has been no groundswell movement
by the people of Japan to rescind the law of "Hyakkajou".

But, one day, who knows? It seems to me that all people, not just intact Japanese,
are becoming odder.



#148311 - 09/28/05 01:37 AM Re: Have you been Tingoed?  
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Goodness gracious, Stuart--it only just now dawned on me that you are not, in fact, the personal friend I'd thought you were! My mind just made the leap, with me all unawares! Welcome aBoard! Neat thread!


#148312 - 09/28/05 11:56 AM Re: Have you been Tsuji-giri'd?  
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Some Japanese Samurai, during the Edo Period, randomly tested their swords by hacking up people of lower social station. The practice was called tsuji-giri.

That seems particularly gruesome to me. The thought will haunt me I know.


#148313 - 09/28/05 12:38 PM Re: Have you been Tsuji-giri'd?  
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>The thought will haunt me I know.

As it will all the others who didn't make the cut.



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#148314 - 09/28/05 02:15 PM Re: Have you been Tsuji-giri'd?  
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Here we have wordplay and fun, there they have swordplay and fun. What's the difference?

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#148315 - 09/28/05 02:17 PM Re: Have you been Tsuji-giri'd?  
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Ceci n'est pas un seing.
#148316 - 09/29/05 01:14 AM Re: Have you been Tsuji-giri'd?  
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From the posting: My guess is that de Boinod relied on an online Malay-English Dictionary that inaccurately translates gigi rongak as "gap between teeth."

As an aside, the reliance on sketchy online dictionaries and wordlists can yield unintentionally humorous results. Take, for instance, the Maserati Kubang. Unveiled in 2003, this "concept car" is supposedly named after "a wind over Java." (Maserati has a tradition of naming cars after exotic-sounding winds.) Close, but no cigar the actual word is kumbang, not kubang. ... this got mangled on various websites listing winds of the world ..., and kumbang was changed to kubang. What does kubang mean in Indonesian? "Mudhole, mud puddle, quagmire." Probably not the image Maserati was going for!

Sounds like this book could be a good companion to "English As She Is Spoke"!
Thanks, zmjezhd.

Hey, tsuwm--didja read the first thing the guy from the Netherlands wrote about?




#148317 - 09/29/05 02:42 AM Re: Have you been Tsuji-giri'd?  
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>didja read the first thing the guy from the Netherlands wrote about?

about the fatuous word for 'stone-skimming'? but we all know this is called dapping in English.
-the wwftd (ouch, I strained my shoulder) master


#148318 - 09/29/05 03:01 AM Re: Have you been Tsuji-giri'd?  
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Do you remember the word for a still part of a moving body of water?


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