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10 January 2007

Keep Smiling, Lasciviously

Possibly my favourite Japlish to date:

He lavish smile fleshly.

I have no idea what it means, so it has been highlighted and sent back with a huge, WTF?!

Ha, any interpretations most welcome and I shall try to incorporate them into the document.

35 comments:

  1. This sounds like something Hannibal Lecter would do at a private dinner party...

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  2. Sounds quite lechy doesn't it? Smiling at her flesh, thinking of her flesh with a smile, thinking of lavishing ... er.. himself on her? Well the mind boggles, and it's not too clean.

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  3. I'm not a big fan of the word "fleshly." But add "lavish" to it and it sounds almost fetching.

    A wee bit lusty, I think.

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  4. b- yup i think it's well gross. and it was in the context of an interview and someone talking about a theatre director. see, even the context doesn't help.

    lynn - it's lechy, all right.
    he lavishly smiles at her flesh? er...

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  5. sassy - i think lusty, but i think b was onto it with hannibal. it's making me think psychopath/sex fiend.
    perhaps i'd better go and play where's waldo again...

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  6. I was in a sushi bar the other day and besides the food being raw (health code violation)I said to the waiter,"this fish is rubbery" and he said "thankyou sir i'll tell the chief".

    well ok its funnier when I do the accent.

    I like fleshly,so smutty.

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  7. "Lavish" doesn't make the lambs stop screaming. "Fleshly" does.

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  8. I could Lavish a lamb chop right now.

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  9. hello!
    i love reading your blog! =D it's really funny!

    i think this line pertains to a loony, smiling, perverted cannibal. is there such a thing?!?!

    will visit again... =D

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  10. It's what I do when I think of Mayuko, my yummy Japanese teacher … Mmmm …

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  11. old knudsen - i went to a sushi bar the other day and said to the waiter, "this fish is rubbery." but he didn't understand me so i got out my language book and tried a couple of lines and then they threw me out.
    i still have no idea what i said.

    sassy - oh, the poor wee lambs... ooh, and their pink, tender flesh.

    old knudsen - i could so do a lamb chop right now... make a nice change from rice.

    yette - hello! thanks for reading and lovely to see your smiling face here. nice change from old knudsen's snarling mug. i like where you're going with the loony, smiling, perverted cannibal scenario; although it makes me think of mel gibson for some reason.
    you're more than welcome anytime, just be careful of old dive here.

    dive - now be nice to the newby.
    and i commented on yer blog - is there a chance of romance with your teacher?

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  12. Good call Gaijin Girl, maybe that's the answer for Dive.

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  13. lynn - let's hope so. i'm popping back to his now to see if he's explained the situation...

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  14. oh and lynn, yer (lack of) avatar is killing me. it's such a nice photo. there's a tricky thing in the settings where you upload the pic and then you have to change it from the first line to the second. or something. have you done that?

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  15. uh? first line, second line, uh? lol sorry i'm lost. Thanks by the way that's kind of you to say ;)

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  16. It's just George Bush's latest comment about the war.

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  17. Someone PLEASE explain "lechy?" I might have to use it in London next month! LOL! ;) GG! I fixed my avatar...there were two different sizes listed in the code...WOOHOO! I'm overt now! Like Dive's frottage! ;)

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  18. forty_two - you're the only person i know who could read george bush into 'he lavish smile fleshly'. smiling and flesh does not george bush make. criminal, dictator, liar, psychopath... oh yes, there's the connection.
    as you were then.

    ame - lechy is slang/short for lecherous. hehe, hopefully you won't be needing to use it in london next month, unless you plan to call dive names.
    so you're not the invisible woman anymore! excellent. i emailed lynn a long, boring and detailed email about what to do, then popped over to hers and she'd already sorted it, too.
    good to see you, and love the new hairdo.

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  19. I didn't sort it really, i just uploaded it again for the 1,000th time!

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  20. ME TOO LYNN! And GG, I've gone missing AGAIN! What's a girl gotta DO around here to be SEEEEEEEN! Maybe I should have taken off my SHIRT! LOLOL! ;)

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  21. No Ame i tried that last week, when i posted an avatar of me stepping out of the shower totally naked, jiggling and everything. It was on show all day. Oh, did you miss that lads? oh sorry... you'll have to do the rounds a bit earlier.

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  22. LMAO LYNN! Can just see them all scrambling at their keyboards as we speak! Maybe a naked swan dive would do the trick! ;) HI GG! Sorry we're causing such a stir here in your sweet, innocent blog! =)

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  23. Ooooooops, how RUDE of me...thanks GG for the vocab lesson..and I might HAVE to resort to calling Dive names--if he doesn't beHAVE himself! Please give me some new ones...I only have 5 weeks to bone up! LOL! ;) And HEY! I'm still SHOWING! ~blush~

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  24. In America, evenspecial children can become the president. That's one of the chances you take.

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  25. great to see you Ame! That joint naked avatar we did between 3 and 4 pm today (my time) was a hoot wasn't it? Oh, lads, don't say you missed THAT TOO? Doh!

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  26. After teaching more than 5,000 English lessons in Japan, I think that He lavish smile fleshly might mean he displayed a great big grin. The fleshly could simply be freshly as in a fresh or vibrant smile. But then again, who knows? I hear some unbelievably strange things sometimes and marvel at the way Japanese can be so, um, creative with their sentences.

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  27. lynn and ame - i leave me wee blog unsupervised for a day and you gals start running around nekkid. i'm sure the boys will be very upset they missed it.

    forty_two - georgie-porgy is indeed a very special case.

    at - i agree. i had a 6000 word document that was pretty much a literal translation and it was doing my head in. this was one of many, many baffling sentences.

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  28. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm..it WAS Lynn...too bad these shots keep popping OFF!

    GG, there's plenty more where that came from! LOL! Hope ya don't mind us hijacking your blog!

    =)))

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  29. Hey, who says we missed it!?
    ;)

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  30. ame - you know you're welcome anytime. just remember to take your shoes off before you come in. there are some slippers lined up by the comment door :)

    mountainboy - hello! we haven't met yet, although i did pop over to yours to introduce myself. how long have you been here watching the lasses nudey adventures?

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  31. Long time letch, first time confessor.... ;)

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  32. all letches most welcome, mountainboy. i absolve you of all yer sins.

    ame - you behaving?

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  33. Think MB has any?

    NEVER! ;)

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