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May 6th, 2004

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02:40 pm - Get on with it!
'It made me laugh' department.

Language hat has a post on Japanese words loaned from English, and how they are conjugated.

Homoru is the verb form of of "homosexual", so the verb means "to be homosexual/ engage in homosexual acts [in the m/m sense] ... There's a corresponding verb for females, too, 'rezuru' (from "rezubian", the Japanese pronunciation), and even a porno movie series called Rezure! -- that's the imperative form

I like naming a film after the imperative form of the verb 'to be a lesbian'

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[User Picture]
Date:May 6th, 2004 10:03 am (UTC)
It's not easy to see in what context one would use the imperative of that verb.... Rather like certain Latin vocatives; I could never see the use of learning how to say "O chair".
[User Picture]
Date:May 6th, 2004 10:31 am (UTC)
Well, if you kick it and hurt your toe you may address the chair in heated language. I do anyway.
[User Picture]
Date:May 6th, 2004 11:45 am (UTC)
And then you order it to be a lesbian.
[User Picture]
Date:May 7th, 2004 01:58 am (UTC)
Or at least to go fuck itself

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