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I want patience and I want it now.

Also, I find that nostalgia isn't what it used to be.

Laziness is what gets me out of bed in the morning.

正宗で大根を切る。

言い出しっぺ。

Some of the smartest things people have ever said:

No language makes perfect sense. — John McWhorter

Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering. — Carl Jung

A child educated only at school is an uneducated child. — George Santayana

Tactics is knowing what to do when there is something to do. Strategy is knowing what to do when there is nothing to do. — Savielly Tartakower

One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid, and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision — Bertrand Russell

Every good thing that happens in your life is a gift. — Yours Truly


Oct
7
comment Question about 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
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Jan
4
answered ソーラン節の「おとこどきょう。。。」と言った線
Jan
4
comment Is the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) a good measure of my Japanese language ability?
@TrevorAlexander: See my edit(s) above. Enjoy!
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 suggested 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.
Jun
11
awarded  Popular Question
May
31
awarded  Yearling
May
31
awarded  Yearling
Jan
8
accepted Why the mixture of *on* and *kun* readings of numbers?
Jan
7
revised Why the mixture of *on* and *kun* readings of numbers?
added 281 characters in body