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じゅうのしま【十の島・十のしま】

 Honshu

juu no shima

Definition

Noun

  1. (Word play) Idiot; moron; fool; stupid

Etymology

Attested since the Edo period. The term is an orthographical play on the popular word あほ aho "idiot": the characters 十 juu and の no would combine to form the shape of the character あ a, while し shi and ま ma would combine to form the character ほ ho. These last two are then respelled with the kanji for "island", 島 shima, thus giving 十の島 juu no shima (literally "ten islands").

意味:あほ・アホ【阿呆・阿房】、ばか・バカ【馬鹿】

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