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Sep
6
comment What is the difference between 「食う」 and 「食べる」?
@Pacerier: It is not always uncouth as a rule. It can range from a somewhat neutral sense, as in the answer above, to a sort of raw and rough sense. For example, one time I was in a sushi place where a man in his fifties, and a little drunk, decided to educate me on the proper way to eat sushi - with your hands, and the fish side down so you taste the fish, not the rice. He used 食う instead of 食べる, because he was a gruff older guy showing this youngster the ropes. Not uncouth or rude, but it had, for lack of a better word, a "manly" aspect.
Sep
6
comment Blue blistering barnacles, what is Captain Haddock saying?
@Tsuyoshi Ito: It's a very good answer, and I'm sure you are correct on all the points you cover. Yet, I'm still a little vague on the コンコン part. Is it really just an entirely gibberish utterance for the purpose of rhythm without any meaning at all? I'm not saying I have any idea what it might or should mean, just that I am unfamiliar with that kind of occurance in Japanese, so I'd want to be really sure that's what is happening here.
Sep
6
asked What is an appropriate response to お疲{つか}れ様{さま}です in non-work situations?
Sep
6
accepted Does ところ mean the exact same thing as こと in this sentence?
Sep
5
answered Non-distinguished animal pairs in Japanese
Sep
5
accepted Is こら a lot more rude than ほら?
Sep
5
revised What is the difference between 「食う」 and 「食べる」?
Fleshed it out a lot more. Also, formatting.
Sep
5
answered What is the difference between 「食う」 and 「食べる」?
Sep
5
comment What exactly is おく doing in 聞いておく?
I was not aware of the "just simply do" or "do anyway" meanings. I think this definition matches the context the most.
Sep
5
accepted What exactly is おく doing in 聞いておく?
Sep
4
asked Is こら a lot more rude than ほら?
Sep
4
comment What exactly is おく doing in 聞いておく?
@Tsuyoshi Ito: Thanks for noticing that. Corrected.
Sep
4
revised What exactly is おく doing in 聞いておく?
Fixed hiragana.
Sep
4
asked What exactly is おく doing in 聞いておく?
Sep
4
asked Blue blistering barnacles, what is Captain Haddock saying?
Sep
4
comment Are foreign personal names usually written in katakana rather than Romaji?
Just anecdotes for consideration: I was recently involved in a law suit. On all legal documents pertaining to the court case, my name was written in romaji. I think however, this was because that was how my lawyer originally submitted my name. I believe that for a court of civil law, they don't impose a rule on how your name is presented, they just insist on consistency. On the other hand, I've started a few companies, and in each case, I was required to provide an official katakana spelling of my name, along with a registered seal using that name.
Sep
4
awarded  Enlightened
Sep
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
1
answered Using more than one の
Sep
1
asked Does ところ mean the exact same thing as こと in this sentence?