so lazy yesterday that...  

rm_silkditty 66F
12408 posts
4/11/2006 12:54 pm
so lazy yesterday that...

I didn't really finish my thoughts yesterday in my blog about kaizen and dude.

The Japanese focus on a word that leads to constant improvement.

Americans focus on polishing the meanings of a slang word.

Perhaps this is one reason why Japanese can afford real estate in California, and most Californians can't.

Language shapes culture?

spacecadet561 59M

4/11/2006 1:47 pm

Usually, culture shapes language. Arctic peoples have many words for snow, describing various forms, since it's important to them to know what they're getting. Tsunamis have wreaked enough havoc on Japan that they have that word, which the rest of us who don't get so many "harbor waves" have adopted. The list goes on.


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