February 17, 2004


Q: What do the Japanese do when they have an erection?

A: They vote.

Posted by Ted at February 17, 2004 10:34 AM
Category: Square Pegs

Dats out of rine!


Posted by: Mad William Flint at February 17, 2004 12:13 PM

I applaud you! *crap crap crap crap...*


Posted by: Tuning Spork at February 17, 2004 08:51 PM

The odd thing is, they even do this in writing. The Japanese equivalent is actually somewhere between the R and L sounds in English, and many native Japanese speakers can't distinguish the two. So it really is something of a, um, deaf spot.

Interestingly, there are some vowel sounds in British and Australian English that have been lost in American English. Again, American English speakers can't distinguish those sounds, because they're simply not used to hearing them.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at February 18, 2004 12:26 AM

...unless they watch Fawlty Towers..

Posted by: Tuning Spork at February 18, 2004 12:32 AM

I have zero aptitude in language. Even growing up where I heard Spanish nearly as often as English, I never picked up more than a smattering of words. I very much envy those who can speak multiple languages.

Posted by: Ted at February 18, 2004 08:30 AM
Post a comment

Remember personal info?

Site Meter