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My name is Tsuyoshi Ito in English and 伊藤剛志 (いとうつよし) in Japanese. I am a native speaker of Japanese with a casual interest in languages. I have been living outside Japan for a few years, and my knowledge about trends in Japanese is likely to be outdated.

Aside: My secret goal is to keep being the top answerer in the tag “food.”


Jul
8
comment Meaning of 情弱乙 ?
I do not know what the best action is (after all, this is your answer), but without further input, I do not believe that “information shortfall” corresponds to 情報弱者. For example, in this article, the English phrase means the insufficiency of the information provided by mass media, and it does not refer to the difference depending on recipients.
Jul
8
comment Meaning of 情弱乙 ?
Does 情報弱者 really correspond to “information shortfall”? I did not know this English phrase, but according to web search, “information shortfall” seems to refer to the lack or insufficiency of information, and does not seem to refer to the meaning of 情報弱者 (although one may claim that these two meanings are vaguely related).
Jul
8
comment Definition of ブラコン when discussing musical preferences
Which Wikipedia did you check?
Jul
8
comment Meaning of …立てちゃいなよ
@Derek: Oh, I see. I did not see that comment you are referring to, and that explains why you and I view sawa’s claim differently.
Jul
8
comment Meaning of …立てちゃいなよ
I just wanted to point out that your comment to sawa (2011-07-08 13:52:52) was missing the point of sawa’s comment, because (if I understand it correctly) sawa did not claim that “Why don’t you hurry up?” is a question.
Jul
8
comment Why is this 理由 【りゆう】 given the furigana わけ?
Reading 理由 as わけ is informal, and how much informal usage a dictionary should cover is debatable. I do not deny that there is a prescriptive aspect in dictionaries (and worse yet, the level of formality itself can sometimes be affected by how dictionaries treat a certain usage), but that is not the only reason why わけ is not listed as a reading of 理由.
Jul
8
comment What may be the difference between the usage of チャンス and 機会 ?
Have you ever heard/seen anyone using これは機会だぜ? As I told you before, asking “difference” between a correct and an incorrect usages is not a good practice. If you made up the sentence これは機会だぜ, you should be more careful distinguishing real examples and made-up examples in a question.
Jul
8
comment What does ちょちょい mean?
Although all of this applies to ちょちょいと, I do not think that ちょちょい without と can be used as an adverb (as in the question) in the standard dialect. As sawa commented on the question, I suspect that it is a dialect-specific usage.
Jul
8
comment Meaning of …立てちゃいなよ
@Derek: I think that sawa is making the distinction between an imperative and a suggestion. From my viewpoint, there is little difference between a suggestion and a light imperative, and therefore the claim “な is not an imperative because it is a suggestion” sounds funny, but that is a point of view.
Jul
8
awarded  Synonymizer
Jul
7
comment Do 以上 and 以下 include the number preceding them?
@sawa: I will stop commenting about this point here, but I do not think that the matter is as simple as your comment: “Especially for words that […], it is them who decide what is correct.”
Jul
7
revised Computer: 計算機 or 計算器?
added that 計算器 can mean a slide rule
Jul
7
comment Meaning of 情弱乙 ?
It is true that 情弱 stands for 情報弱者, but a person who explains 情弱乙 as 情報弱者, ignoring 乙, is careless at best. It is not your fault, but we should not trust a random webpage without examining it.
Jul
7
comment Do 以上 and 以下 include the number preceding them?
@sawa: That’s life, and that’s language. Should the law forbid mathematically incorrect use of mathematical terms? :)
Jul
7
comment What is ~げに suffix actually?
possible duplicate of What is the difference between ~げ and ~そう
Jul
6
comment What does ちょちょい mean?
I repeat the same comment as before: please add examples.
Jul
6
comment Who scolded whom in Aに怒られる?
If it is a typo, please fix.
Jul
6
comment Who scolded whom in Aに怒られる?
By “the られら form,” do you mean “the られた form”?
Jul
6
comment Do 以上 and 以下 include the number preceding them?
This suffix 超 is read ちょう, not こえ, and therefore written without okurigana. See Daijirin (sense 1).
Jul
6
answered Do 以上 and 以下 include the number preceding them?