ほんまつてんとう (honmatsutentou) * “J-WOTD” = “Japanese Word of the Day” “tail wagging the dog” Basically when things are out of their natural order. This is a good one just to use when things seem out of order.. Or, not how they should be. I had heard this phrase over the past few years often, but [...]
Archive for November, 2005
Means “Old Fasioned”. I saw this used in the paper today. What a great word. The meaning in todays sense is generally “old fasioned” as in, an old fasioned attidude, or way of thinking. Diluvian means flood, from deluge I guess, and ante means “before”, so the latin meaning is before the flood, apparently referring [...]
A four-page article in Aera (11/7) is based on a poll of 300 married women, with more than half its space devoted to bar graphs and pie graphs — a total of 20, if you can believe it. But bear with us; there are interesting conclusions to be drawn from the “sexless” relationships that appear to plague an increasing number of Japan’s marriages.