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is Japanese for LOL
racism is hirarious.
it's just a lame joke
Surely it has to at least work on some vague level?
There's really no way of getting "ROR" from it...
So it's everyone else's misunderstanding, not understanding, that allows for it....
it's a tried and tested comedy trope that folk from the 'far east' pronounce their Ls as Rs
But in this context, it doesn't work at all....
"eru ou eru"
Because it's the only way this thread is ever going to end...
Nobody is understanding this to mean, "Oh, yeah, the Japs have a bit of trouble with their Ls, they probably do say Are-Oh-Are when they're amused". Everybody apart from you is understanding this to mean, "Oh, yeah, the well-known cliché about Japanese people is that they say 'r' instead of 'l' sometimes, so substituting 'r' for 'l' in LOL gives you ROR. How funny. Isn't it a bloody good job they attacked Pearl Harbour when the aircraft carriers were out?"
Incidentally, I recommend applying the same logic to my first post.
NO REASON. NONE. This is irritating.
we don't pronounce LOL "ellohell", we pronounce it "lol"
so a theoretical native Japanese speaker wouldn't pronounce it "eruoeru", but might pronounce it "ror", with "r" being the soft japanese r/l sound.
I dunno, if we're pulling rank appeals to authority, I lived in Japan for two years and got my sankyu JLPT, and I got it right away - maybe you're just a bit funny in the head?
And if they were going to type it, it'd just be 'LOL'...
...eh, I don't know. If you're genuinely confounded then I don't really know what to suggest.
Still am. But bored of this also. So y'know...
...you're off on a yaoi binge?
^ see, -that- is pedantry.
thinly failed 'I HAVE THE DiS MONOPOLY ON JAPAN HOW DARE U' posting.
> nice ambiguity to give plausable deniabilty to a possible spelling error
now I look like I care way too much.
*hangs head in shame*
what TT means in the context of a text from a Korean girl?
Oh, wait - that'd be a Thai "girl". Sorry.
Sad, I guess?
I had a fling with a Korean girl, and she used to sign her texts off with that.
I guess maybe if it's an emoticon that would make sense. I hope she wasn't sad though.
They definitely ended TT.