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Wednesday January 15, 2003
05:10 PM

Turning Japanese

[ #9994 ]

/me points at miyagawa's journal.

I'd really like to thank Miyagawa for taking on the task of translating the book into Japanese.

Now, who can tell me what the Vapours song Turning Japanese is really about?

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  • Slang for masturbation/orgasm I seem to recall. From my youth in the toilets at school a typical 'witty' remark to someone:

    "Oi John, what are you doing in there, turning Japanese mate?"

    Followed by the equally witty:

    "You'll go blind you will".

    Oh, those were the days :-)
    • Pretty much spot-on. Strictly speaking, it's a reference to the squinty faces we hapless males make as the moment of bliss, errr, comes upon us. :-)

      --

      --rjray

      • Having spoken to the man who wrote it, I can confirm all of the above :)

        Dave Fenton was the sound engineer at The Cartoon Club for many years in Croydon. He did many a knob twiddling (pun intended) on the soundboard for ARK (http://snap.to/ark) when I was their lighting engineer. A very nice man