Thursday, February 17, 2011

Words of the Day XV

Mad Bleep Bloop

Today, I woke up and still felt like I was stoned. I slept maybe 5 hours, and felt like I was as thick as pigshit all day, until a few hours ago anyway, and now I just feel tired.


Japanese Word of the Day is:
切腹
                                          Seppuku

English Word of the Day is:  Defenestrate


Seppuku or harakiri is that famous method of suicide so culturally tied to the Japanese and their sense of honour. Seppuku is the On-yomi, or chinese reading of the kanji, and harakiri is the kun-yomi, or Japanese reading of the kanji. To clarify, seppuku and harakiri are exactly the same thing, but seppuku is the more formal tone, as it uses the Chinese pronunciation. This appears to be standard in Japanese historical documents, that the Chinese is considered more learned.


Defenestrate is the classy word for someone being thrown out a window. According to wiki, the median dosage of fatality for defenestration is 5 stories. Throwing yourself out of a window is called auto-defenestration. Intense!



Seppuku in a sentence: 
切腹しよ!

Guys, lets ritually disembowel ourselves!
  



Well, that's about it for me today. Tell me in the comment section if you have ever been thrown out a window!

28 comments:

  1. Lol, I know of Seppuku, but I always pronounced it "Sem-Pu-Ku" instead -_-

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  2. In case of emergency; commit seppuku

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  3. If i dont wake and bake, I want to commit seppuku. http://hardupgamer.blogspot.com

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  4. I clicked this blog, when I read it I laugh so much I seppuku.

    Amidoinrite? I can't wait to copy/pasta those characters to FB lolol

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  5. Defenestrate is one of my favorite words of all time. It is the coolest sounding word for one of the most oddly specific actions out there.

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  6. Thankfully I have not Autofenestrated :P

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  7. I've taken Japanese classes. Very. Difficult. Also, I wonder how japanese feel about seppuku becoming a kind of joke?

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  8. Another great Japanese word. thanks for sharing.

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  9. haha thanks for sharing! nice blog :D

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  10. I've always loved the word defenestrate - thank you for sharing it with the world!

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  11. Seppuku is one of the few Japanese words I know. I need to learn stuff more...

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  12. I haven't been thrown out one yet, but its early

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  13. Seppuku sounds too nice for suicide.

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  14. i didnt know there was a word for someone getting thrown out of a window lol

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  15. Nice, i love the concept of learning one word a day.
    That will significally improve my japanese.
    Keep up !

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  16. I hope I don't need that kind of information in real life :)

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  17. Excellent choices! You just picked my favorite Japanese and English word at the same time xD

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  18. No I haven't but I've thrown someone out of the window (at a party)

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  19. Well I've learnt a new word today !

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  20. Nice words, will try them in a sentence.

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  21. do u have any painless , less gross after death version of suicide other than throwing yourselves through windows?

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  22. great blog loving these words ;)

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  23. Seppuku huh? very interesting, very keen to learn Japanese.

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  24. seems like whenever i blaze before i go to sleep, i still feel stoned when i wake up. i know it's not physically accurate, but w/e

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  25. learning a new language finally

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