Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Another Japanese Triumph

It’s no secret that the Japanese are winning the worldwide race to supply everyone with a means to satisfy peculiar desires we didn’t know we had. But I had no idea that Japan was winning by so much that it has developed such specific emoticons:


This, of course, is “Truman Capote terrorized by an ether-induced hallucination.” Or maybe “boiled egg scared of being eaten.” Could be both, really, and though I hadn’t thought of peppering my online conversations with such an emoticon, I can now think of nothing but.

Japan, we’re in your debt once again.

5 comments:

  1. Anonymous11:05 PM

    It must be a pain to switch to a Cyrillic keyboard whenever you want that emoticon :p

    -Snifit

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    1. I actually have no idea what the Japanese keyboard set up is like. Surely, they have a means of not constantly switching back and forth between keyboard sets?

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    2. They've got a button on the keyboard that switches the input from the alphabet to Japanese. You usually don't need to switch if you capitalize the first letter. As a side note, the location of the ' and " are over the 2 and 8(?), respectively, since they are not really used in Japanese. There are also a couple of extra buttons, which often means that the space bar is a lot smaller. And that concludes your lecture on Japanese keyboards!

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  2. Anonymous11:09 PM

    Also, that reminds me of those weird "Devil Wears Prada" T-Shirts that people wear. Now, all we need is an emoticon for giant, slime-covered monsters. Hmm . . .

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    1. Wait, I'm unfamiliar with these shirts you speak of.

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