We’ve all seen those shirts with anime or other Asian-style art on them, sometimes with writing in Asian languages. They’re fairly common in Jamaica.
One day, I saw a Deaf friend with a shirt on. This shirt, to be exact:
Of course, being the Nihongo otaku I am, I got excited and looked up the meaning of the Chinese character on the shirt, which is also used in Japanese. I found in my phone Japanese dictionary apps easily enough:
I got a bit of a laugh from his reaction when I told him it means “crazy”. “Seriously?!” he asked.
Well, he eventually gave me the shirt; ’cause he wasn’t interested in wearing something that says he’s insane, I guess. Hehe.
I haven’t worn it yet. Not too keen on the idea, myself… But I keep it, because it makes me laugh when I remember. 🙂