Friday, June 13, 2008

"The Manko of the day"

I was retelling the "turd of the day story" to the Boy and a few ex-colleageus over a few beers a while earlier and I'd gotten so far as where Ms. Sunshine mistakes "Kyou no wanko" for something else and at that stage The Boy bursts out laughing, saying "I get it, I know what she thought you said! Kyou no MANKO, right?"

I'll leave it to you to look up "Manko" if you don't know the word, but granted, that would've been kinda funny too!


stepherie said...

HAHAHA i actually thought the wanko story was going to be manko as well but it was much more innocuous with the unko spin instead ;)

Ahoy hoy said...

Reminds me of a story my friend told when he first arrived in Japan and tried to katakana words that he didn't know.

He wanted to know where the bank was so asked an old woman "Banko wa doko desu ka". She had obviously heard "manko" and began to hit him with her umbrella. Excellent

Mr. Salaryman said...

Nice, one can but wonder if the woman thought he meant hers specifically or more in general.

But yeah, let's stick with the "Unko" version instead, it's a lot less harmless!

Anonymous said...

I did a search and the first link was a company called Manko Window Systems.

Urban dictionary put me in the right direction though. Horrible.

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