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A Word A Day turns Japanese for a week

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The A Word A Day mailing list spent last week looking at five English words borrowed from Japanese. Sure, you probably know them already, but hit the links below if you'd like to learn a little more about their origins and their modern English usage.

And while you're at it, take a gander at my Five Japanese words that don't mean what you think they mean, which is right up that same alley: words that mean one thing in English, but not necessarily the same thing in their original Japanese.

Yikes, that article is getting old! I need to hurry up and post the next five words I have on tap.

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