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Glitch in Drill: Answer messed up

Raina
Asked 8 years ago

One of the answers in the Drill set "Say Sorry like You mean it" particularly the one with the picture of a child playing in the street and you yell "あぶない!” has "& % * $ # ( *" as an answer. I've actually seen this in a few drills, I think the ones where you bump into people, but I'm not sure off the top of my head. It isn't the right answer, so it doesn't impede the drill, but it is odd.

Know someone who might be able to answer this question?

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It's not a glitch, it's just a bit of humour. &%*$#(*, or groups of characters like that, are commonly used in place of expletives. In cases where a person drops a book on one's toe for instance, one might be inclined to use more colorful language instead of exclaiming "ouch!", which as you noted, in the context of our lessons in Japanese (and with Japan having an exceedingly polite society), would be the incorrect answer.

mekman
Answered 8 years ago

It is indeed intended as a bit of humor (there are some more drill answers out there that are similarly goofy). If it's not funny though, I can see how it might be strange. Hopefully most people find things like that humorous and a break from the repetition, but if not, it's easy enough to modify.

Snowman
Commented 8 years ago

gets a grin out of me ;•)

mekman
Commented 8 years ago

Hmm, no way to edit comments? The system didn't like my emoticon, apparently.

mekman
Commented 8 years ago

Ah, I see. Usually when I see that written out it's without spaces, so I guess I just didn't put it together this time.

Raina
Commented 8 years ago