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Everyone knows they prefer accordions

牛に対して琴を弾ず (Ushi ni tai shite koto wo danzu; “Playing a koto for a cow”) Definition: No matter what you say to a fool, your words are wasted. Even the most moving stories or the most edifying sermon, or the most … Continue reading

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Nuts to you

Limited numbers of them, though 朝三暮四 chou.san.bo.shi Literally: morning – three – evening – four Alternately: Being fooled by the promise of profit or advantage into missing the fact that a difference or change is superficial only. Greed leading someone … Continue reading

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Maybe gene therapy, some day

阿呆に付ける薬はない (Ahou ni tsukeru kusuri wa nai; “There’s no medicine for stupidity.”) Definition: There’s nothing that can be done to help a fool. Note that this saying isn’t about mere lack of education, or about people holding opinions or beliefs … Continue reading

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