Still better than a frog?


Literally: throat – origin – think – plan

Alternately: Superficial thinking. Rash and hasty ideas.

Notes: Derived from the belief that one’s deepest thinking was done in the chest. The throat is more “shallow” than the chest, so it stands to reason that it would be the origin of more rushed and shallow ideas.


I dunno; kappa need water, so this doesn’t seem like a bad idea. Image from a Vietnamese site translating yojijukugo.

About Confanity

I love the written word more than anything else I've had the chance to work with. I'm back in the States from Japan for grad school, but still studying Japanese with the hope of becoming a translator -- or writer, or even teacher -- as long as it's something language-related.
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