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A slip of the tongue (Joseph Devlin)
(smirk, language)

  This is a true story I received from a friend in Japan.
I've removed his name on his request.


        I have a class to teach soon, but let me leave you with a story that 
describes the difficulty of living overseas.  It requires a little bit of 
language background:

        Japanese has many loan words, Japanized versions of foreign words, and
English has supplied many of them, including almost all the words to describe 
western clothing.  For example, "hatsu" is hat, "sha-tsu" is shirt, "shu-zu" 
are shoes.  Unfortunately, when words become Japanized, they sometimes do not 
retain their original meaning, i.e. "man-shon" or mansion means a large 
apartment with soundproofed walls.  So I asked this young woman out on a date.
Since I was going to pick her up on my motorcycle, I didn't want her to be 
uncomfortable in a skirt and I mentioned that pants might be more comfortable.
Yes, that's right.  I said "pantsu" for pants and I ended up reminding her 
that "I think it would be a good idea if, on our date, you wore underwear."

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