Saturday, January 05, 2008


The best and worse of katakana

(Grammar bastards take heed: the title's meant to be like that...)

Komon-sensu, although phonetically derived from "common sense" is closer in meaning to "common knowledge." Good material for Japan-bashing here: those caustic observations just write themselves.

Fortunately, the evolution of the Japanese language has a fantastic ace up its sleeve:


1. A caramel pudding

2. Needing to have your roots dyed

Come on Latin: keep up!


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