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I didn’t read the post before (just saw the kitties), but if you tweet them a sleeping cat pic with the hashtag #とろねこチャレンジ they will donate 10yen to a non-profit organization that finds new human parents for abandoned cats. twitter.com/kao_attackjp/s…

recently on twitter - Sat, 2020-02-08 00:00
I didn’t read the post before (just saw the kitties), but if you tweet them a sleeping cat pic with the hashtag  they will donate 10yen to a non-profit organization that finds new human parents for abandoned cats. twitter.com/kao_attackjp/s…

And I have had thoughts about lying down and giving up, but in the case of cancer if you do that the alternative is rather dire. So...”fighting” cancer (ie going through treatment) is actually the easier choice.

recently on twitter - Fri, 2020-02-07 11:00
And I have had thoughts about lying down and giving up, but in the case of cancer if you do that the alternative is rather dire. So...”fighting” cancer (ie going through treatment) is actually the easier choice.

There are other regional names for a stye too, like “eye beggar”, “eye wart”, and “dog poop”. The funniest one is “baka” used in Miyagi, which also means “stupid”.

recently on twitter - Thu, 2020-02-06 01:00
There are other regional names for a stye too, like “eye beggar”, “eye wart”, and “dog poop”. The funniest one is “baka” used in Miyagi, which also means “stupid”.

The Japanese text says ゼニアアイ - ze ni a a i, which doesn't make any sense. This seems to be a misspelling of ゼニアオイ, ze ni a o i. A zeniaoi is a flower - Malva mauritiana, or the common mallow in English. pic.twitter.com/FjQi2WVVsp

recently on twitter - Thu, 2020-02-06 00:00
The Japanese text says ゼニアアイ - ze ni a a i, which doesn't make any sense. This seems to be a misspelling of ゼニアオイ, ze ni a o i. A zeniaoi is a flower - Malva mauritiana, or the common mallow in English.

So I'm back with the answer to why this t-shirt design is very wrong. So first we have the cute character, which is supposed to be a puffy marshmallow from the descriptive text. 1/ twitter.com/makiwi/status/…

recently on twitter - Thu, 2020-02-06 00:00
So I'm back with the answer to why this t-shirt design is very wrong. So first we have the cute character, which is supposed to be a puffy marshmallow from the descriptive text. 1/ twitter.com/makiwi/status/…

So, quiz: what’s the problem with the Woot shirt?

recently on twitter - Wed, 2020-02-05 20:00
So, quiz: what’s the problem with the Woot shirt?

Poor “KayEss”. トーキョー is an idiomatic way of writing Tokyo. On a hoodie or T-shirt it’s fine. You won’t learn it in a textbook probably. The perils of trying to show off with half assed “knowledge”. pic.twitter.com/LQeVNiuxDD

recently on twitter - Wed, 2020-02-05 19:00
Poor “KayEss”. トーキョー is an idiomatic way of writing Tokyo. On a hoodie or T-shirt it’s fine. You won’t learn it in a textbook probably. The perils of trying to show off with half assed “knowledge”.

トーキョーis not read as “to ki yo” either... it’s read uh, “to-kyo-“

recently on twitter - Wed, 2020-02-05 19:00
トーキョーis not read as “to ki yo” either... it’s read uh, “to-kyo-“

Well I was cutting them some slack there and assuming it’s a typo.

recently on twitter - Wed, 2020-02-05 19:00
Well I was cutting them some slack there and assuming it’s a typo.

A Little Princess (which I loved growing up) by the same author has a model Magical Oriental (Indian, but back then Indians were also “oriental”) too. But I loved A Little Princess anyway, not so much The Secret Garden.

recently on twitter - Wed, 2020-02-05 14:00
A Little Princess (which I loved growing up) by the same author has a model Magical Oriental (Indian, but back then Indians were also “oriental”) too. But I loved A Little Princess anyway, not so much The Secret Garden.

Mary says things like “Indians are not human” in The Secret Garden. I do not think whoever chose this book for this promotion actually read it.

recently on twitter - Wed, 2020-02-05 14:00
Mary says things like “Indians are not human” in The Secret Garden. I do not think whoever chose this book for this promotion actually read it.

If I remember correctly, the most problematic one in this bunch in terms of blatant racism is The Secret Garden, although the protagonist Mary was supposed to be very contrary (heh)

recently on twitter - Wed, 2020-02-05 14:00
If I remember correctly, the most problematic one in this bunch in terms of blatant racism is The Secret Garden, although the protagonist Mary was supposed to be very contrary (heh)

No it isn’t.

recently on twitter - Wed, 2020-02-05 01:00
No it isn’t.

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