[Noise] Yaoi (was Re: Re: [EVA] Re: Erotic/nonero
Patrick.Yip at ing-barings.com
Thu Oct 16 11:26:10 EDT 1997
PY @ TOKYO
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> >## By the way, why is "male homosexual" stuff called "yayoi" in Japan?
> >## I thought "yayoi" means spring time? Third month of the lunar calendar?
> It's "yaoi". I don't have the knaji for the word, hence no accurate
> translation. ^_^ (My Japanese isn't great. Isn't spring time "haru no
> kisetsu" or something?"
YAOI comes from "YAma nahi, Ochi nashi, IMI nashi"
## Really?? So the origin of this word seems to stem from a criticism,
## rather than a euphemism...
## YAma nashi -- no mountain, meaning no bosoms?
## Ochi nashi -- ending with no point (or no proper ending)
## Imi nashi -- no meaning
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