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Old 06 January 2012, 09:30 PM
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Comment: Posted on a friend's facebook page. Supposedly from Shinsaibashi Shopping Street in Japan.

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Old 06 January 2012, 09:44 PM
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The Chinese characters in some of the sign make me wonder if it's a poor translation. There's a certain character in Chinese that means many things (particularly "dry"), but often is translated into English as the f-word. More info here: http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/langu...es/005195.html.

That said, I can't figure out what the sign would have been meant to say. Drying sale?
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Old 06 January 2012, 10:16 PM
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From the shop, Gallerie By Spinns, website.

You can see it rotating in the cached version of the homepage here:

http://webcache.googleusercontent.co...&ct=clnk&gl=us
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Old 06 January 2012, 11:34 PM
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This website claims that it's a Japanese store promotion for "Fukubukuro", or Lucky Bags:

Another photo of the f-in' sale, same site.
(Now they're 50% off! )
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Old 06 January 2012, 11:50 PM
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Since the sale is on until tomorrow I might run down and check it out. For research purposes of course.
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Old 07 January 2012, 12:56 AM
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I wanna goto the NFBSKin sale lol
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Old 07 January 2012, 08:59 PM
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Comment: Posted on a friend's facebook page. Supposedly from Shinsaibashi Shopping Street in Japan.
Totally missed this when I first read this thread.
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Old 07 January 2012, 09:14 PM
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Since the sale is on until tomorrow I might run down and check it out. For research purposes of course.
Isn't 1-9-2012 on Monday, not Friday? Anyway, please give a report!
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Old 07 January 2012, 09:46 PM
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I didn't understand 1-9 Mon-Fri (calendar problems?). My guess is that it's still on but I'm trying to find better excuse than "I want to see the effin sale!"
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Old 10 January 2012, 03:20 PM
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So what? Everone likes a fu**in' sale!
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Old 10 January 2012, 04:50 PM
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I'm trying to find better excuse than "I want to see the effin sale!"
There is no better reason.
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Old 10 January 2012, 07:42 PM
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The Chinese characters in some of the sign make me wonder...
I don't see any Chinese characters (Kanji) in the signs

Any idea what that one sign says in katakana (anyone)?
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Old 10 January 2012, 07:55 PM
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Hoaruidasu.

Holidays.
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Old 10 January 2012, 09:01 PM
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I just wrote about this- Gawker spoke to a NYC chef who claimed credit for the popularization of the term:

http://gawker.com/5874804/how-a-foul...***in-to-japan

ETA: Link's not gonna work unless you type the missing letters in.
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Old 10 January 2012, 10:19 PM
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Hoaruidasu.

Holidays.
Not quite. Boaraidaazu = Boa rider's [jacket].
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Old 10 January 2012, 10:24 PM
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I just wrote about this- Gawker spoke to a NYC chef who claimed credit for the popularization of the term:
I very much doubt that the sale in Osaka had anything to do with some burger joint in Yokohama. Near the end of the Gawker's article its says "It could have been coincidence." Quite. People generally know what the word means. They just don't care.
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Old 10 January 2012, 11:09 PM
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Not quite. Boaraidaazu = Boa rider's [jacket].
Oh, you're right! I didn't see the tenten. I stand corrected.
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Old 10 January 2012, 11:14 PM
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No problem. Katakana is a pain. (I think the word "holiday" would usually be more associated with travel or what in the US is called "vacation".)
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Old 10 January 2012, 11:34 PM
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No problem. Katakana is a pain. (I think the word "holiday" would usually be more associated with travel or what in the US is called "vacation".)
I should have known it wasn't "holiday". I've stayed at the "Horidei In" near the station in Kanazawa. And spent a few minutes trying to figure out what that charge was for on my credit card statement when I got back to the US

I get the "rider's" part, but why "boa"?
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Old 10 January 2012, 11:42 PM
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I don't know why it's called boa. That part's directly from English. (It just means the furry collar, I guess.)
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/boa
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