Laugh ten million laughs

And then stop?


Literally: smile – stop – thousand – ten thousand

Alternately: Extremely absurd, ridiculous, stupid; pitiful, unfortunate.

Notes: 笑止 refers to something funny – or stupid – or pitiable – or worrisome – or embarrassing, while 千万 is an intensifier that can be attached to a wide variety of other words (and appears in a number of yojijukugo) in order to create extreme versions.


More political commentary, aimed at the DPJ (民主党).

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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