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donburi

Although I still crave pizza now and then, I’ve been having a lot more Donburi cravings lately…
So, here are some Donburi-related words I found funny…
Can you guess the ingredients?

First, in the top-left, is parent-child donburi (oyakodon)

The second one is called ‘tanindon’, or, ‘stranger donburi’

And while you’re thinking, here’s a nutty vid from ニコニコ動画

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that’s ma boy!

This word is just straight-up cute…

So the characters literally mean “grandchild’s hands”… can you guess the word?
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It means ‘backscratcher’…
Now I’m just not sure if that’s simply really cute or if someone should be reporting it to child welfare :o)

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round up!

I was thinking that if I come across kanji (compounds) I like, I might as well post some instead of secretly emailing them to friends :o)
Well, let’s start with:

It means “round (up)”…
so, why is that interesting? Well, it’s basically an abbreviated 4-step algorithm: the kanji, in order, are:

four, discard, five, enter

There’s just something terribly geeky about the word for ’rounding’ actually being its own instructions. Ohh the simple pleasures of nerdery we sacrificed in adopting our empty phonetic alphabet :o)

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