OK…so at sushi places, you can get edamame. Edamame are cooked, salted soybean pods. This dish is called “edamame.” We didn’t have a word for it in English so we use the Japanese word. The beans, however, we have a word for…they are soybeans. We call them soybeans.
Something sinister happened a…
if society is so obsessed with borrowing form Japanese, then why don’t we call soybeans “Daizu” (which is Japanese for soybean)
Bumping for people who have been saying that “edamame” is Japanese for “soybeans.” Edamame is the prepared dish, not the beans themselves.
But, I know, language is fluid and these things happen and who cares, right?. I think the reason why it annoys me is because we don’t want to use the word “soy” because it doesn’t sound nice. “Soy” interestingly, is from a DIFFERENT Japanese word “shoyu” which we commonly call “soy sauce.”
When I was growing up…you couldn’t even buy soybeans at the supermakret…it’s a relatively new thing, while “soy products” have been around for a long time. Fancy salad places want to use a new, more elegant-sounding word for a commodity crop that America produces TONS of and has been producing for hundreds of years. I guess I can’t blame them…but triggers my BS detectors.
the word “sabotage” is p much short for “fucking shit up with a wooden shoe”
fucking shit up with a wooden shoe
oh my god
WonderWoman is super chill to her fans
it’s about goddamn time I’m seeing how compassionate Wonder Woman is on this goddamn site
I AM HERE FOR WONDER WOMAN PLAYING POKEMON!
”- Why don’t you smile?
-Because I have an ugly smile.
-That’s impossible, when someone smiles, no matter what form have smile, or if your teeth are large, small, crooked… People just look beautiful when they smile, because we know that they are happy, and that’s what matters.”
teeth / smiles appreciation Animation
YOU FORGOT ONE
jim fucking carrey
jim fucking carrey
I love Jim Carrey. I once met him in a 7/11, and I was getting a soda, I turned and saw it was him, and he saw I was going for a Doctor Pepper, so he said “Oh did you want one of these”, to which I stuttered out a yes and he grabbed all of them and said “too bad” and brought them up to the front. Then he bought his stuff and left the sodas there, and left. Almost immediately after, he ran back in and began putting the sodas back and paid for mine.
This is what happens when Candians are let lose and try to prank people
All right. Which one of you beautiful Avengers fans in this world made this.
THIS MADE ME CRY WITH JOY
This is perfection…
"Stuck out in a field Avenger" x’D
this is the best!
It’s funny because Americans wont get it
this is killing me. WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
i was tempted to write what it means, but then i thought
no, let them suffer
Okay, I’m going to take a gander at this.
(I have no idea why I was compelled to use that expression.)
Is “auto class” the same thing as driver’s education?
Hmm. Is part of it a “the screen is fried” pun?
oh my fucking god
this is adorable
and I get this
I love this so much but I love the comments more
Oh my god. Fellow americans. How do you not understand.
a VERY important chart, this is.
If a 7 year old realises gender stereotyping is wrong and you don’t, something is very wrong with you.
Powerful & creative imagery
the food and education made me sad.
I have always been fascinated by these ‘world of 100 people’ things, I remember spending hours thinking through the ones on a poster at church when I was 9 or so. It really, really makes some really important stuff so blindingly clear, in numbers we can understand. And it should, I hope it does, inspire us to act.
i hope im one of the 7 people with a computer
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