The Truth About Japanese Food

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+43 1. irishgek commented 12 years ago

Hahahahah i couldent stop laughin its so stereo typical tho

Love the bit "pissweak juggling act coverin them in hot fat" so true so true and you just sit there say nothing and go wow amazing
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+67 2. player1 commented 12 years ago

This is for all japanese people who tricked me: teppanayaki, sushi, tempura and ofcourse Yakitori!!! :D
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+51 3. madmagpie commented 12 years ago

We all got Sushied! >:)
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+65 4. eddie2042 commented 12 years ago

damnnit.. they told me sticking that octopus up my ass was traditional too!
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+6 5. badboy007 commented 12 years ago

So whats the deal with eating a fish that is alive?
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+5 6. yajirou commented 12 years ago

As a japanese person... I eat fat tuna. Unbelievable good taste but expencive ass shit!
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+14 7. agentreeko commented 12 years ago

i think bakka is a delicasy! :D
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-10 8. max2000 commented 12 years ago

asian people: it's a gem, he does say 'unbelievable' and they do speak singlish' (singaporean english). btw, singaporean national day, advertized on wikipedia as of today. loved it!
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+7 9. shayangx commented 12 years ago

I knew it the Japanese restaurant owner gave me a couple of sticks to eat my noodlesoup with!
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+16 10. medicino commented 12 years ago

#(removed comment) please be kidding, and if you're not how do you press the space bar without opposable thumbs?
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+4 11. drd_uno commented 12 years ago

hmm... was waiting for him to say 'bukkake'. I was disappointed :(
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+4 12. CrackrJak commented 12 years ago

I was never fooled
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-4 13. JavierJahve commented 12 years ago

Hahhaa really funny
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+4 14. LordFren commented 12 years ago

PPL!!! We Got OWNED by the japs :D
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+3 15. JimDunlop commented 12 years ago

Nice! The only thing that's "TRUE" about the whole skit is that they are, in fact saying in Japanese exactly what the subtitles are in English. It's very, very good translation actually. Voting thumbs up on this movie for that alone! ;)
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+1 16. owner commented 12 years ago

any Japanese can explain what exactly those food names in English???

i like Japanese food... now i want to start making joke about it.. >:)
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+10 17. JimDunlop commented 12 years ago

Sure. (Not Japanese) but I do live in Japan.

The meanings of the words can be broken down to their individual kanji (Chinese characters). I won't post them here because many peoples' browsers may not be able to view them properly. Anyway...

teppanyaki: te + pan + yaki

te: solid or iron
pan: board; plank, tin plate
yaki: roast; broiled; baked; burned

sushi: su + shi (often not written in kanji, but in hiragana)

Actually, this one is tough to describe because there are at least 3 ways to write this word. Regional and other variations will play a part in how it's written. But anyway, if you write it using the "1-kanji" method, the left radical (part of the character) means "fish". If you write it using the "2-kanji" method, "su" means long life / happiness, and "shi" means to take a hold of or "grasp." Either way, when your average Japanese person reads or writes the word "sushi" regardless of the method, I can guarantee you he doesn't stop and think about what the individual characters mean.

tempura: ten + pu + ra (usually only the "ten" is in kanji, the two other syllables are written in hiragana)

ten: sky or heaven
fu: bran (the "f" changes to a "p" sound when it's part of a word)
ra: net for catching birds OR gauze

yakitori: yaki + tori

This one's easy. Same "yaki" as before, plus "tori" which means "bird" or in this case, most specifically, "chicken." In Japan, when you say "yakitori" everyone knows it to mean BBQed chicken on bamboo skewers.

Therefore, no. There is no way these words are in fact Japanese swear words. TBH, Japanese doesn't really HAVE swear words -- at least not in the same way English does. You can definitely swear in Japanese... Hell, you can cuss like a sailor, but it's not the words themselves that make you "swear" -- it's how you use them, with whom, along with the tone and intent.
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+3 18. MsZoomy commented 12 years ago

#17 WOW, seriously, thank you for that lesson in Japanese!! You really know you're stuff there. Yakitori seems to be the only word that makes sense for food, don't know about you but a roasted iron plank (tepenyaki) doesn't sound to appetizing. ;)
I award you the coveted double monkey head!! ::(|)
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-3 19. murdoc commented 12 years ago

Thank god!! i am veg!! :D
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0 20. InfiniteBoredom commented 12 years ago

it was funny up to the swear word part
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0 21. brrrrrrrrrrian commented 11 years ago

I am a native Japanese speaker, and I can tell you that what it says on the subtitles is pretty much mistranslation.
Those Japanese couple are making fun of Australian falks having stereotipical view on Japanese people.
Japanese people do not eat raw fish as much as Western people think.
The correct translation goes as below.

I just got back from Australia.
Japan is really nice, because we can eat decent food at restaurant.
Every Australian thinks that we eat fish raw.
How can we eat this fish (on his plate) uncooked?

How insane!

Not only that. They go to Japanese restaurants and take off their shoes,
because they think that is the Japanese tradition. Their feet smell so bad!

Oh god...
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0 22. BamaG8R commented 9 years ago

Lmao Payback for Hiroshima :P