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Old 2012-10-15, 13:15   Link #2541
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Okay, this isn't my picture or my relatives, but I found this on reddit and thought it was really neat. Someone found an old picture of their "Great-great-grandparents" and it's pretty striking.

Spoiler for Picture is friggin big..:

PS: Also everyone is commenting on how they are both extremely attractive. I concur, I think they look very snazzy, especially the guy .. he's rocking it!
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Old 2012-10-15, 15:18   Link #2542
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What a great looking couple.

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Old 2012-10-28, 05:26   Link #2543
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This was a toss between the 'funny thread' and this one, but it is cultural so here it goes. A language containing thousands more nouns than English but yet so... redundant in daily conversation between friends (and it completely gets through, pronoun-less and all)




I can confirm a top 5 I hear day in, day out at school from my classmates...

やめて、恥ずかしい (Stop it, it's embarrassing)
やば、やばくね、こわっ (yaba, yabakune, kowa)
ねねねね、(Hey, hey hey)
うそ!(No way)
明日ダイエット (Gonna start dieting tomorrow, well maybe not top 5 but close, anything to do with weight is daily)

And others...
なんで、こんな美味しいの? Why is this so delicious?
(I'm -never- sure how to respond to this in Japanese as sarcasm only comes to mind. If one cannot play her role well, then just nodding in agreement will get me very far)

びっくりした!(bkikkurishita = You scared me!)
This a common one for all Japanese, I've had to make myself say it whenever I'm actually surprised, as I noticed in English we don't have a 'one set' expression, we respond with various (curse) words or sounds.

I am surprised that 'kawaii' was not in there, that's a major minus point from me as if I had a quid for every time I heard that every day at school, I'd be swimming in money...
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Old 2012-10-29, 14:47   Link #2544
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They sound like normal girls to me although the girls in my old school were a lot more rude though.
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Old 2012-11-01, 19:14   Link #2545
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Old 2012-11-01, 23:42   Link #2546
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Huh, for a second I thought the documentary would be about Ginza Tiger. Seems interesting, will keep on a eye on it.
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Old 2012-11-02, 01:23   Link #2547
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That video was really funny!
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Old 2012-11-04, 05:30   Link #2548
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Life Blood
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By Ruth Evans

Most people don't give much thought to their blood group, unless they have an operation or an accident and need a transfusion. But in Japan, blood type — or ketsueki-gata — is an enormously popular way of defining temperament and personality, and has big implications for life, work and love.

Discussion of blood types is popular in women's magazines as a way of determining compatibility in relationships. Morning television shows and daily newspapers feature blood type horoscopes. Young Japanese also commonly exchange blood types on first meeting. Anime, manga and video games often mention characters' blood types and special shampoo, bath salts and other products are marketed for different blood types.

Type A are believed to be earnest, sensible, responsible; type B selfish, irresponsible, unpredictable. Job interviews can be determined by blood type and it even affects politics. A former prime minister put the fact that he was a type A in his official profile on the Internet. A Japanese minister recently resigned, blaming his failings on his blood type B.

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Old 2012-11-04, 07:18   Link #2549
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What about the Os? And the ABs must be a really schizophrenic lot!
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Old 2012-11-04, 07:22   Link #2550
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What about the Os? And the ABs must be a really schizophrenic lot!
The Os are agreeable, sociable and optimistic, but vain, rude, jealous and arrogant.

Hmm... that could describe just about anyone, not just me, an O+.

I've always wondered where this superstition came from, and it's sad to learn that it's a relic of Nazi eugenics.
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Old 2012-11-29, 23:13   Link #2551
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5 Things Nobody Tells You About Living in Japan:

"Two years ago, I achieved alpha-geek status among my friends by moving to
Japan. Since then, all I've been hearing from them is how lucky I am and how they
would murder any endangered species still clinging tenaciously to existence in
exchange for permission to live in my closet. And I totally get it, because come on,
it's Japan -- the wackiest, most interesting place on the planet. Who wouldn't want
to live here?

Well ... you might not, actually. Because while there are plenty of great reasons to
live in Japan, such as the low crime rate and the amazing public transportation
system, there are a few things you should know before you decide to pack up your
manga and hop on a jet across the Pacific, wearing rabbit ears and flashing peace
signs at everyone who makes eye contact with you. For starters ..."

See:

http://www.cracked.com/article_20118...-in-japan.html
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Old 2012-11-29, 23:21   Link #2552
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Is Japanese skirts really short? I know its crazy. I searched in the web that it's not and its the girls that intentionally make them look short? How true or false is it?
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Old 2012-11-29, 23:44   Link #2553
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The default length is below the knees. Girls either roll up their skirts or actually cut them to have it be short.
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Old 2012-11-29, 23:46   Link #2554
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Is Japanese skirts really short? I know its crazy. I searched in the web that it's not and its the girls that intentionally make them look short? How true or false is it?
Depends...

On my 2 weeks trip to Japan, i can conclude that mini skirt is indeed one type of fashion there. But since i go there in April, nobody is wearing a mini skirt.

Regarding the female students, most middle school females are still wearing their skirts below the knee-length. While high school females are wearing their skirts above the knee-length. And i dont see anyone wearing as short as the anime depicted...

Well, that is just my 2-weeks observation...
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Old 2012-11-29, 23:47   Link #2555
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The default length is below the knees. Girls either roll up their skirts or actually cut them to have it be short.
I just knew it is Sume-chan that will answer this.. !!!! Thanks!


So my hopes are not all down

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Old 2012-11-29, 23:50   Link #2556
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How many former schoolgirls do you see around here
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Old 2012-11-29, 23:53   Link #2557
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How many former schoolgirls do you see around here
I never been in Japanese. Just from source photos I kept...
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Old 2012-11-29, 23:58   Link #2558
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The default length is below the knees. Girls either roll up their skirts or actually cut them to have it be short.
I wish I could help roll up those skirts - *gets choked by a pair of legs*

Although it is beyond me why girls enjoy wearing such short skirts. Even during cold weather.
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Old 2012-11-30, 00:00   Link #2559
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I wish I could help roll up those skirts - *gets choked by a pair of legs*

Although it is beyond me why girls enjoy wearing such short skirts. Even during cold weather.
I got one reason in mind...
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Old 2012-11-30, 00:00   Link #2560
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I wish I could help roll up those skirts - *gets choked by a pair of legs*
*Puts a choker on SaintessHeart*

Really, stop being a pervert all the time!


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Although it is beyond me why girls enjoy wearing such short skirts. Even during cold weather.
Apparently they're used to it. I've always hated skirts myself, so I kept it at regulation length and actually got permission in my middle school days (when I was in Korea) to wear pants (boy's, since it was a co-ed) at least with my winter uniform.
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