Tag Archives: embarrassment

Scrape it off, scrape it off, woah-oah

旅の恥は掻き捨て (Tabi no haji wa kakisute; “Cast off shame while traveling.”) Definition: When you’re away from home, nobody knows you and so it’s easy to do things that you would have found unthinkable (or at least undoable) in more familiar … Continue reading

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Why oh why ask why?

Because it’s good for you! 聞くは一時の恥聞かぬは一生の恥 (Kiku wa ittoki no haji kikanu wa isshou no haji; “To ask is a moment’s shame; to not ask is a lifetime’s shame.”) Definition: It’s embarrassing to have to ask a question and reveal … Continue reading

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Squirtle used Waterfall!

Because as anime shows, all Japanese people are connected to interdimensional reservoirs of fluids. 冷汗三斗 rei.kan.san.to Literally: cold – sweat – three – to [a unit of measure] Alternately: Breaking into a cold sweat due to extreme fear or embarrassment. … Continue reading

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