Aaron Patterson @tenderlove

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Aaron Patterson @tenderlove

I learned a new slang in Japanese today: 草生える. I will now explain it

2017-09-12 09:08:17
Aaron Patterson @tenderlove

In Japanese "w" is short for 笑う which means "to laugh"

2017-09-12 09:09:05
Aaron Patterson @tenderlove

So "wwww" is equivalent to "lol" in English

2017-09-12 09:09:37
Aaron Patterson @tenderlove

But "wwww" looks like grass growing, so it's similar to 草生える, which means "grow grass" but means "lol"

2017-09-12 09:10:30
Takafumi Ikeda @ikeike443

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2017-09-15 08:49:41
Megan @megahbite

@tenderlove I get frustrated at learning 日本語 a lot but stuff like this reminds me why I love it. Visual puns are some next level language hacking.

2017-09-12 09:14:39
Aaron Patterson @tenderlove

@megahbite YES! I wish we had puns like this in English

2017-09-12 09:22:40
Aaron Patterson @tenderlove

Of course, never actually say 草生える to someone because it doesn't make sense outside of internet culture

2017-09-12 09:20:54
katsyoshi @katsyoshi

このひとまたよくない日本語覚えてる twitter.com/tenderlove/sta…

2017-09-12 10:27:40
Aaron Patterson @tenderlove

@katsyoshi 正しい日本語も覚えている!

2017-09-12 10:28:55
フック' @F__eqaul__kx

外国の方の本気の解説に草生える pic.twitter.com/AhEGCLxTae

2017-09-13 15:46:00
Aaron Patterson @tenderlove

@_ko1 言語とインタネットは凄く楽しい! #草

2017-09-14 10:25:57
_ko1 @_ko1

@tenderlove ✌('ω'✌ )三✌('ω')✌三( ✌'ω')✌

2017-09-14 10:26:58
Aaron Patterson @tenderlove

Dear followers, please ignore this tweet. It's such bad Japanese. I want you to learn good Japanese and this is so bad twitter.com/tenderlove/sta…

2017-09-14 10:39:12
Aaron Patterson @tenderlove

TBH I really enjoy the phrase "草生える" because it's a visual pun, and we don't have that in English

2017-09-14 10:45:21