I had a friend in high school whose mother came from Japan. I remember she told us that her mother laughed whenever anyone mentioned the OSU team, Ohio Buckeyes. I remember Ohio sounds like the word for Good morning, but I can't remember what "Buckeye" sounds like. Can anyone help?


In an American accent, I guess it may quite likely have been

Ohio Buckeye ≓ おはようバカ = good morning idiot(s)

  • that'd would be really funny!
    – rebuuilt
    Jul 4 '20 at 10:02
  • This reminded me also of the word in Filipino for cow/beef which is "baka" (similar to Spanish "vaca") and the Japanese would always have a good laugh.
    – rebuuilt
    Jul 4 '20 at 10:04
  • 2
    @rebuuilt FWIW there's a viral recipe called バカのアホ炒め. Jul 7 '20 at 14:02
  • And I always laugh when hearing "Chips Ahoy". Jul 7 '20 at 14:06

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