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    Actually I remember a Famous Monsters of Filmland issue from a whole lotta years ago, that made the point about Godzilla and spelled it both ways.

    Bigger tragedy is that the first movie was really a wonderful metaphor about the horror of atomic weapons... that was lost by the time we got to "Godzilla vs The Smog Monster."

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    I'm going to beat each and every one of you bickering earnestly about the spelling with a bat covered in kanji.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Kagan View Post
    The WWW JDic does not define what is and is not english... except to a sinophile.
    Evidently neither does Mr. Kagan: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/sinophile

    But we aren't in disagreement about the WWWJDIC's status as an English authority. I dropped the name for anyone interested to have an easy way to verify what I said about the Japanese language. I also mentioned Godzilla as an example of archaic romanization which persists due to an early borrowing into English; in those cases, as seems to be the case with Jiu Jitsu, the word is ingrained enough such that depending on the context it may be more appropriate to use the archaic version (e.g. when writing about BJJ, which favours that spelling).

    Nevertheless there will be people wondering exactly how to go about saying weird foreign words and for them the revised hepburn is the most English-friendly. I think whether or not there are invididuals interested in that aspect no one is done wrong by knowing more about it.

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    Oh, this is a linguistics forum. I mistakenly thought it was about Jigoro Kano and his badassery. My mistake.

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    No one is stopping you.

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    That's the prewar British spelling of Tokio. Your source wasn't wrong, just old.

    The depth of Kano's influence, not just in martial arts but in Japanese educational theory, is one of those subjects worthy of a 1000 page book.

    Do people get extra badass points for being really good at something totally not badass? Like Musashi being a brilliant painter, Sanetomo a scientist, or Cyrano being an expert poet and literary critic, or T.E. Lawrence being ... damn, was there anything he wasn't good at? Because if there are "Well-rounded Badass points" that's probably another million you could give Kano.

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    Don't take the joke about the spelling too seriously. For Kimura's sake, half the article revolved around awarding "Badass Points".

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    Another million? That's...over nine thousand!

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    Great article.

    CLICK & WATCH
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    I got BULLSHIDO ON TV!!!

    "Bruce Lee sucks because I slammed my nuts with nunchucks trying to do that stupid **** back in the day. I still managed to have two kids. I forgive you Bruce.
    " - by Vorpal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phrost View Post
    Don't take the joke about the spelling too seriously. For Kimura's sake, half the article revolved around awarding "Badass Points".
    It reminded me of experience points a little. Which seemed a little ironic. Good article, just kinda wondered if you were going to mention 'mana' somewhere.

    Also, to the spelling bee warriors, this is very unbadass. You all lose some BP and all of your mana.

    Go Osoto a tiger for Kano's sake.

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