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    peterpayne:

Every language has unique features of structure, grammar etc. which are shaped by the people who speak the language, and which play a role in shaping those people as well. One type of grammar students of Japanese encounter early on is verbs ending in 〜ましょう ~masho, which means “let’s do [whatever].” Some examples include 食べましょう tabemasho “let’s eat,” or 電車で行きましょう densha de ikimasho “let’s go by train,” or ジェイリストで焼くキットカットを買いましょう jei-risuto de yaku kitto katto o kaimasho “let’s buy bakable Kit Kat at J-List” (heh). One unique feature of this verb form is that it can place an invisible obligation on listeners to go along with the request, which is why the Japanese government runs ads using language like “let’s declare our income and pay our taxes accurately” during tax season. Currently Tokyo is having a campaign to get passengers on trains to “manner up” (er, improve their manners in public). The new signs remind people to be polite and courteous, with slogans like “let’s give up our seat to elderly or blind passengers as well as pregnant women.” Cooperative slogans like these are definitely more effective with harmony-loving Japanese than commanding them to do something would be, or listing what penalties might exist if they refuse to cooperate.

    peterpayne:

    Every language has unique features of structure, grammar etc. which are shaped by the people who speak the language, and which play a role in shaping those people as well. One type of grammar students of Japanese encounter early on is verbs ending in 〜ましょう ~masho, which means “let’s do [whatever].” Some examples include 食べましょう tabemasho “let’s eat,” or 電車で行きましょう densha de ikimasho “let’s go by train,” or ジェイリストで焼くキットカットを買いましょう jei-risuto de yaku kitto katto o kaimasho “let’s buy bakable Kit Kat at J-List” (heh). One unique feature of this verb form is that it can place an invisible obligation on listeners to go along with the request, which is why the Japanese government runs ads using language like “let’s declare our income and pay our taxes accurately” during tax season. Currently Tokyo is having a campaign to get passengers on trains to “manner up” (er, improve their manners in public). The new signs remind people to be polite and courteous, with slogans like “let’s give up our seat to elderly or blind passengers as well as pregnant women.” Cooperative slogans like these are definitely more effective with harmony-loving Japanese than commanding them to do something would be, or listing what penalties might exist if they refuse to cooperate.

     
  2. 09:14

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    Reblogged from shirokkuma

    Tags: ghibli museum

    preludetowind:

    Ghibli Musuem Mitaka commercial directed by Hayao Miyazaki (2001)

     
  3. nerdyfacts:

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  4. Paicifc Rim got nominated for the Best Movie Hugo!

    BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION (LONG FORM)

    Frozen screenplay by Jennifer Lee, directed by Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee (Walt Disney Studios)
    Gravity written by Alfonso Cuarón & Jonás Cuarón, directed by Alfonso Cuarón (Esperanto Filmoj; Heyday Films; Warner Bros.)
    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire screenplay by Simon Beaufoy & Michael Arndt, directed by Francis Lawrence (Color Force; Lionsgate)
    Iron Man 3 screenplay by Drew Pearce & Shane Black, directed by Shane Black (Marvel Studios; DMG Entertainment; Paramount Pictures)
    Pacific Rim screenplay by Travis Beacham & Guillermo del Toro, directed by Guillermo del Toro (Legendary Pictures, Warner Bros., Disney Double Dare You)

    However, don’t expect it to win because it’s up against a lot of strong contenders. I predict Gravity will probably win because Worldcon voters take their hard science very seriously. 

     
  5. 01:15

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    Reblogged from textsfromffxiii

    Tags: lightning farronhope estheim

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  6. 23:12 19th Apr 2014

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    Truer words were never shirted.

    Truer words were never shirted.

     
  7. 23:01

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    Tags: QUANTUM

    (Source: uiharuuu)

     
  8. 22:58

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    Tags: HEDGEHOG OUT

     
  9. GUESS WHICH FUZZLY LUMPKIN GOT HIS FLYING CLOUD 

    THIS FUZZLY LUMPKIN

     
  10. 12:07

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    it’s true what they say about toxic people ruining your mental state.

    my sister and her family who live in Australia are visiting and it’s been just 4 days…

    Read More

     
  11. 11:03

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    Tags: kimonoYES I APPROVE

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  13. 09:23

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    tinycartridge:

The Game Boy Legacy: A 25th Anniversary Celebration ⊟
Ahead of the Game Boy’s 25th birthday (it debuted in Japan on April 21, 1989), USgamers Jeremy Parish published a magnificent retrospective on the handheld. It’s a great tribute to the underpowered portable and its father Gunpei Yokoi, and I’m not just saying that because JC and I contributed a handful of words to the piece! Go read it here.
BUY Game Boy games, upcoming releases

    tinycartridge:

    The Game Boy Legacy: A 25th Anniversary Celebration 

    Ahead of the Game Boy’s 25th birthday (it debuted in Japan on April 21, 1989), USgamers Jeremy Parish published a magnificent retrospective on the handheld. It’s a great tribute to the underpowered portable and its father Gunpei Yokoi, and I’m not just saying that because JC and I contributed a handful of words to the piece! Go read it here.

    BUY Game Boy games, upcoming releases
     
  14. 09:20

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    Reblogged from franjolos

    Tags: DOOMDY DOOM DOOM

    universityofhyrule:

    miscsyntique:

    Cuccos, blue shells, and bees.

    No one is safe. We’re all going to die.

    The trinity of death has been announced

     
  15. 09:19

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    georgetakei:

What’s on your wall? Chicken feed. #BachToMyOldSelfies http://ift.tt/1jdstdp

    georgetakei:

    What’s on your wall? Chicken feed. #BachToMyOldSelfies http://ift.tt/1jdstdp