"I bite."

a notice in a zoo



It is said that there is such a notice in front of a cage of carnivores at a zoo in the Osaka area. Speaking of which, the Osaka Prefecture police's pervert prevention poster reads, "Chikan Akan." At any rate, both are straight. When asked, "Occhan, are you there?", Osaka people repeat the word, like "I'm here, I'm here." A Japanese-language scholar, Keisuke Onoe, writes that it is because they have a feeling that saying only once is unfriendly in his "Osaka language studies." Osaka dialect comes to touch people with words.


"May 9  2019

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"