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wanko of the day



"Kyo no Wanko" is a slot on Japanese breakfast television where the presenter chooses somebody who recently got his back up.

"Kyo no" translates as "Today's", and "wanko" needs no explanation. We all know what one of those is. In English the word is used frequently, usually when someone is annoyed by another person, as in "That guy in accounts is a bit of a wanko."

On Friday's programme the presenter nominated a guy on a Tokyo underground train who refused to give up his seat for a heavily pregnant lady. What a wanko!
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On Thursday, 02 June, 2005, Blogger Brian said:

he refused to give up his seat?! Japanese men can be really gross/rude sometimes. Then again the women are really really good at saying, "semimasan" in growl akin to a rabid mastif. Maybe it balances out?

~B  



On Saturday, 04 June, 2005, Blogger madame mara said:

Man, if I got a seat on a Tokyo subway train I wouldn't give it up for love nor money - ever  



On Wednesday, 15 June, 2005, Blogger rae said:

what is it with his "wanko" thing and the japanese? i have a juice glass that i picked up from the 100 yen store with a picture of a cute lil' doggie face, a black eye, and the caption "wanko" underneath. you can check out a pic of this on my blog at bunnyfoot.blogspot.com. by the way, i lived in osaka about, OH-MY-GAWWDDD!!!! (said in loud, flat, piercing american accent) must be about fifteen years ago, before the subways had english signs. talk about wanko.  



On Wednesday, 21 September, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said:

You sure have twisted humour, Englishman.. :D Kyo no Wanko is a program where they introduce a cute puppy from some part of Japan.  



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