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Oct
20
comment What does 正宗で大根を切る。 言い出しっぺ。 mean?
Actually, I just looked, and those sayings come before the "smartest things" sentence. But everything is on a separate line, and none of the three English sentences with the Japanese are related, either.
Oct
20
comment What does 正宗で大根を切る。 言い出しっぺ。 mean?
For what it's worth, all the sayings in my profile are unrelated to each other. That's why I preface the section with "Some of the smartest things people have ever said." YMMV.
Oct
20
comment What does 正宗で大根を切る。 言い出しっぺ。 mean?
Yup, you get the prize.
Aug
31
awarded  Notable Question
Aug
25
awarded  Nice Question
Aug
16
awarded  Yearling
Oct
7
comment Question about supposedly a Japanese proverb
I read about this axiom years before there was ever even an Internet. I don't recall where, but it certainly wasn't on some Twitter feed or the like. It's perhaps related to the notions of 建前 vs. 本音, but not exactly.
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
16
comment Is the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) a good measure of my Japanese language ability?
@CodesInChaos: Sad but true. A lot of people aren't really fluent in their native language.
May
31
awarded  Yearling
Jan
5
comment What is “うち” in “ごろうち”?
@Tokyo: Haha, good point. I'd be satisfied with snailplane's explanation anyway.
Jan
4
comment What is “うち” in “ごろうち”?
@ssb: "Home" is another reading of 内. But since the OP used romaji, it's not clear anyway. But if I were to hear that sentence, I would infer that home was meant, and not a double dose of "around" . . .
Jan
4
comment What is “うち” in “ごろうち”?
I think your uchi here (内) means "home" in this case and not "around" . . .
Jan
4
revised ソーラン節の「おとこどきょう。。。」と言った線
added 224 characters in body
Jan
4
answered ソーラン節の「おとこどきょう。。。」と言った線
Jan
4
revised Is the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) a good measure of my Japanese language ability?
Adjustments to the quoted material
Dec
24
awarded  Excavator
Dec
24
revised Rules for slang of Japanese numbers
Typo-fixing: here => hear
Dec
24
suggested approved edit on Rules for slang of Japanese numbers
Oct
11
comment How do you write someone's name if you don't know what kanji to use?
Except katakana is how the Japanese write foreign names, including those that were originally Japanese. When Fujimori was the president of Peru, Japanese media wrote his name as フジモリ, IIRC.