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makiwi wrote:Once again, Woot fails at Japanese. I wish they'd just stay away from the language all together.
人体実験 - human body experiments...this is ok
は 行く - will go. Human experiments will go???
将来のために - 'for the future'. But it's the wrong word for 'future'. The proper word would be 未来 (mirai)
It's not as bad as the marshmallow one that used the word for the flower mallow or something, but still pretty bad, unless you don't care. I suppose most people don't and think I'm being too pedantic.
And on a cultural and historical note, what struck me about it was not that it might offend Japanese people (like me) because of I don't know, atom bomb stuff (which actually did not cause birth defects and such; other industrial pollution that happened in the 1950s-70s did, as well as contaminated baby formula, etc.) Instead I thought of Japan's dark past of the Imperial Army conducting horrible human experiments during WWII in China.
So, all around this design strikes all kinds of wrong chords for me.
I didn't know about any of that (except the A-bomb of course). But it still struck me as dark and sick in an unclear sort of way. The hint of subjugation, perhaps as well.
I love a good sick joke as much as the next guy, but couldn't wear this shirt. It's only funny if you interpret it as the path to unlimited supply of sashimi, but even then ....
Asceticism is for those that can't afford Hedonism.
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I came here to mention Unit 731 and how this hits kinda close to home but it looks like multiple people already did.
Coming on strong with some hardcore power...