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Kawaii Puft

Speed to First Woot:
0m 46.003s
First Sucker:
darclord
Last Wooter to Woot:
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Last Purchase:
a month ago
Order Pace (rank):
Bottom 42% of Shirt Woots
Top 22% of all Woots
Woots Sold:
1332

Purchaser Experience

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Purchaser Seniority

  • 11% joined today
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Quantity Breakdown

  • 95% bought 1
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Quality Posts


skatimmy737


quality posts: 207 Private Messages skatimmy737

Finally! A Ghostbusters shirt!

joshobra


quality posts: 38 Private Messages joshobra

I'm interested! What does it say on it though?

Just in case.. Someone asked.

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DesLAW


quality posts: 1 Private Messages DesLAW

What in the world is zenia ai?

rom


quality posts: 54 Private Messages rom

As a kid, I've always wanted but never had that Ghostbuster trap to complete my Proton pack.

fiestea


quality posts: 1 Private Messages fiestea

So what color is it? Black or dark blue?
Thanks!

misterducky


quality posts: 3 Private Messages misterducky

I was considering getting this shirt, cause it's cute and funny. Then I read the lines, "The marshmallow was brought to the Mediterranean in the 14th century and killed over 100 million people" and "A marshmallow is created whenever a child stops believing in Santa Claus." I immediately clicked the big yellow "Buy Now" button.

If you could be so kind, lovely woot staff, find the person who wrote the product description, and tell them they made a sale on the shirt because of their excellent description.

<3

kickmyassman


quality posts: 4 Private Messages kickmyassman
joshobra wrote:I'm interested! What does it say on it though?

Just in case.. Someone asked.



It looks like it says:
"Zeniaai"

Which is written in kattakana, so it's meant to be an English word...

Maybe they were going for: "ジュウウル"? Which would be "Zuul"

I dunno...

miyoshinum5


quality posts: 4 Private Messages miyoshinum5
kickmyassman wrote:It looks like it says:
"Zeniaai"

Which is written in kattakana, so it's meant to be an English word...

Maybe they were going for: "ジュウウル"? Which would be "Zuul"

I dunno...



Yeah I googled it, but nothing came up. I thought I just read it wrong, but I guess not.

lonelypond


quality posts: 465 Private Messages lonelypond

Peppy. And I feel the urge to wield graham crackers like twin swords in self defense.

Need a New Year's Resolution? Resolve to read In The Bleak December ; )

Cillus


quality posts: 1 Private Messages Cillus
kickmyassman wrote:It looks like it says:
"Zeniaai"

Which is written in kattakana, so it's meant to be an English word...

Maybe they were going for: "ジュウウル"? Which would be "Zuul"

I dunno...



I took 5 years of Japanese... looks like gibberish to me. Ze Ni A A I. If it were a true borrowed work, it would be Zenia-i. I've never seen vowels repeated in katakana like that. Someone probably just looked at a syllabary chart and wrote down the ones that looked cool.

ThunderThighs


quality posts: 620 Private Messages ThunderThighs

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misterducky wrote:I was considering getting this shirt, cause it's cute and funny. Then I read the lines, "The marshmallow was brought to the Mediterranean in the 14th century and killed over 100 million people" and "A marshmallow is created whenever a child stops believing in Santa Claus." I immediately clicked the big yellow "Buy Now" button.

If you could be so kind, lovely woot staff, find the person who wrote the product description, and tell them they made a sale on the shirt because of their excellent description.

<3



Done. That's by the wonderful Sam who also does 'That's So Teddy'.


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misterducky


quality posts: 3 Private Messages misterducky
ThunderThighs wrote:Done. That's by the wonderful Sam who also does 'That's So Teddy'.



Excellent. Thank you for passing that on, and thank you for the information!

rawsteak


quality posts: 0 Private Messages rawsteak

Maybe they were going for "mallow" which is ゼニアオイ

Google Translate

engrish is always funny/cool, but it doesn't work the other way around, so... pass :\

roxiirox


quality posts: 0 Private Messages roxiirox

Aww, the artist managed to make something kowaii (scary) into something kawaii!

And I agree with others that the katakana on the shirt is probably gibberish, unless it's meant to be a sound effect?

joshobra


quality posts: 38 Private Messages joshobra

Well, looking at it closely for the last five minutes looks like "pufft" in Japanese letters.

If that we're true, I dunno if my Asian friends will frown at me for it.

Or the designer deliberately misspelled the letters to avoid getting sued. Since everybody be suing each other for little things nowadays.

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miyoshinum5


quality posts: 4 Private Messages miyoshinum5
rawsteak wrote:Maybe they were going for "mallow" which is ゼニアオイ

Google Translate

engrish is always funny/cool, but it doesn't work the other way around, so... pass :\



I was just about to say that. It looks like a failed attempt to translate marshmallow to Japanese. Also that word refers to a plant, not the food.

CowboyDann


quality posts: 716 Private Messages CowboyDann

-sigh- Another woot shirt that I ~kind of~ like but Anvil is pushing me away on. I'd like to let you guys know you've lost 4 shirt sales from me in the last 2 weeks because of anvil. After recent bad experiences with anvil It's going to take a design that really wows me before I make another shirt.woot purchase.

I'm just going to have to cross my fingers for this to show up in future randoms I suppose.

Invisiblemoose


quality posts: 17 Private Messages Invisiblemoose

This a great shirt to confuse Japanese people and anyone else who happens to know katakana.

wd6cmu


quality posts: 7 Private Messages wd6cmu
kickmyassman wrote:It looks like it says:
"Zeniaai"

Which is written in kattakana, so it's meant to be an English word...



Katakana means foreign word, not necessarily English. But in this case it's a Japanese word, think of the Katakana as writing in italics.

My dictionary says it means "a mallow; Malva sylvestris var. mauritiana.

samestman


quality posts: 1 Private Messages samestman

The Japanese adds just the right amount of sophistication.

cstuhr


quality posts: 3 Private Messages cstuhr
miyoshinum5 wrote:I was just about to say that. It looks like a failed attempt to translate marshmallow to Japanese. Also that word refers to a plant, not the food.



I concur with that assessment...

Otaku FAIL!

goldenlegend


quality posts: 5 Private Messages goldenlegend
fiestea wrote:So what color is it? Black or dark blue?
Thanks!


The color of the shirt is Navy Blue.

goldenlegend


quality posts: 5 Private Messages goldenlegend

We get this guy laid, we won't have any trouble!

miyoshinum5


quality posts: 4 Private Messages miyoshinum5
samestman wrote:The Japanese adds just the right amount of sophistication.



Unless you consider the fact that it appears to be gibberish or a misspelling.

wd6cmu


quality posts: 7 Private Messages wd6cmu
wd6cmu wrote:My dictionary says it means "a mallow; Malva sylvestris var. mauritiana.



Hmmm... I correct myself. That definition is for "zeniaoi" (ゼニアオイ). I wonder if there's a misprint in there?

Invisiblemoose


quality posts: 17 Private Messages Invisiblemoose
wd6cmu wrote:My dictionary says it means "a mallow; Malva sylvestris var. mauritiana.


My dictionary says mallow is ゼニアオイ? Regardless I don't get why the artist didn't just use マシュマロ。。。

Edit: ^Yeah guessing misprint, somehow.

wd6cmu


quality posts: 7 Private Messages wd6cmu
Invisiblemoose wrote:My dictionary says mallow is ゼニアオイ? Regardless I don't get why the artist didn't just use マシュマロ。。。

Edit: ^Yeah guessing misprint, somehow.



Or a bad pun.

siutou


quality posts: 0 Private Messages siutou
Invisiblemoose wrote:My dictionary says mallow is ゼニアオイ? Regardless I don't get why the artist didn't just use マシュマロ。。。

Edit: ^Yeah guessing misprint, somehow.



Agree, or a poor attempt at vanilla-y? ;p (But that would require a 'ba'..)

wd6cmu


quality posts: 7 Private Messages wd6cmu

What's he popping out of? Looks like the top of Wall-E or something. Maybe that's the pun.

penguincheese


quality posts: 0 Private Messages penguincheese

Would have been INSTANT SALE if the katakana hadn't been total nonsense because the design is insanely cute.

siutou


quality posts: 0 Private Messages siutou
wd6cmu wrote:What's he popping out of? Looks like the top of Wall-E or something. Maybe that's the pun.



That's the Ghostbusters' ghost trap. He is the Stay Puft marshmallow man.

Amauriel


quality posts: 2 Private Messages Amauriel

You guys are all making me feel better. I read the Katakana, couldn't figure out what it might mean (only 2 years of Japanese here) and hoped someone in the comments would know.

I feel less stupid now that I see that none of you are really sure either.

MrsBones


quality posts: 1 Private Messages MrsBones
wd6cmu wrote:What's he popping out of? Looks like the top of Wall-E or something. Maybe that's the pun.



*jaw drop*

Have you never seen Ghostbusters?!
That's the ghost trap!

If I'm to keep buying shirts, I need MXS! Please add my size!

wd6cmu


quality posts: 7 Private Messages wd6cmu
MrsBones wrote:*jaw drop*

Have you never seen Ghostbusters?!
That's the ghost trap!



Yeah, should have seen that.

I'm emailing the image to a native speaker to see if he knows, but probably won't get an answer until tomorrow.

lalelo477


quality posts: 0 Private Messages lalelo477

Kawaii = cute in Japanese
The word on the shirt is "cute"

tesmith86


quality posts: 0 Private Messages tesmith86

Keep in mind katakana isn't for just english words, its for foreign words. I'm not saying its not an attempt at an english word, but I know many katakana words are french which confused the hell out of me when I first took japanese

lalelo477


quality posts: 0 Private Messages lalelo477

I have had a native Japanese speaker living with me the last year. I am 100% positive it says "cute". You can double check it on google translate.

johnsutter


quality posts: 0 Private Messages johnsutter

Maybe the nonsense word is a take
on nonsense japlish t-shirts.

Some of those t-shirts were enough
to turn a sour mood around.

bono212


quality posts: 0 Private Messages bono212

Yeah, I'm passing on this one as well, due to the Japanese typo/gibberish (6 year student here, also can't make heads or tails).