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Old 02-26-2018, 01:30 PM   #15
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LOLz this is like going to Japan and seeing Engrish translations or girls wearing SLUT printed on their t-shirts.
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Old 02-26-2018, 03:02 PM   #16
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or girls wearing SLUT printed on their t-shirts.
We have those here in Seattle.
The DOT built a new streetcar line and named it the South Lake Union Trolley.
When someone screen printed a bunch of shirts with the acronym, the city council quickly named it something else.
I don't remember what it is now because it's unmemorable.

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Old 02-26-2018, 03:05 PM   #17
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We have those here in Seattle.
The DOT built a new streetcar line and named it the South Lake Union Trolley.
When someone screen printed a bunch of shirts with the acronym, the city council quickly named it something else.
I don't remember what it is now because it's unmemorable.

That looks like the sort of thing someone should have caught before they made the shirts.
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Old 02-26-2018, 03:08 PM   #18
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Someone else did catch it and printed the shirts privately.
Much egg on faces in city hall.
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Old 02-26-2018, 03:11 PM   #19
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We have those here in Seattle.
The DOT built a new streetcar line and named it the South Lake Union Trolley.
When someone screen printed a bunch of shirts with the acronym, the city council quickly named it something else.
I don't remember what it is now because it's unmemorable.
Apparently they just changed "Trolley" to "Streetcar". Not nearly as fun a name.
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What about "diarrhea"
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It means an under aged female doing a prostitution act to an adult male.

No, I'm not joking. I'm serious.

https://www.weblio.jp/content/%E6%8F%B4%E4%BA%A4

EDIT, here is the Google translate:
A word that refers to women, especially underage students, to associate with adult men for financial purposes. Many cases are almost synonymous with prostitution, accompanied by sexual negotiations.
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LOL so what is the word for "Halo'? I've seen that as Enkou also.

This name is getting better all the time!
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LOL so what is the word for "Halo'? I've seen that as Enkou also.

This name is getting better all the time!
Ah, I see how you got there. Halo translates to "円光". It reads "Enkou". Different Kanji. That one you had is "援交", which is what I explained earlier.
Meaning of Kanji for "円光" is "Circle Light".
Meaning of Kanji for "援交" is "Supporting Relationship".

But actually, I think there isn't any Japanese word that completely means "Halo". "円光" is a bright ring above angel's head. "Halo" also translates to "栄光", which reads "Eikou". This is a shiny light from afar or behind something great. Kind of like a light that shines from behind of the God. It's hard to explain. Kind of like THIS and THIS.
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I love literal translation. It makes it impossible to carry on a conversation in real time, but the essence of the culture can be more understood.
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It means an under aged female doing a prostitution act to an adult male.
When I saw OP's screenshot I knew this won't end well.
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The translation vs what the word actually says is so bad, I keep encouraging them to go to Asia and get laughed at.
Same goes for Super Dry clothing.
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I feel like I should know this one. Tenshi, that is angels or heavenly messengers, don't have halos. The closest thing I can think of is the hagoromo(羽衣).
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