Student amused to find entry—and corresponding visual—for “cat ears” in his electronic dictionary
What happens when children contribute new entries to dictionaries? Cat ears happen, that’s what! Err, but maybe not the kind we were hoping for…
Japanese Twitter user @sand_stingray recently posted an entry from his electronic dictionary, which happens to define a rather unexpected term—nekomimi, otherwise known as “cat ears” in English!
▼ A quick Google search of the term nekomimi results in the following pictures.
Since the term nekomimi typically conjures up images of cute anime-style girls with adorable cat ears, we can imagine the surprise and perhaps shock that @sand_stingray must have felt when he saw the following explanatory illustration for cat ears in his electronic dictionary:
▼ “@sand_stingray: I couldn’t stop laughing in the middle of class”
霙S+ (@sand_stingray) November 25, 2015
▼ First picture
“Japanese dictionary by everyone!
Cat ears [nekomimi]
Definition: Human characters who have cat ears on their head. Often used by fans of anime.
Sample sentence: ‘The character with the cat ears is so cute!’
Submitted by: Third-year junior high school student, male, Hokkaido
Diagram → Explanation”
▼ Second picture
“Diagram → Explanation”
▼ Third picture
Whoah there! Not quite the anime-style babe with cat ears that we’re used to seeing. If anything, this lady seems to be in need of either a bit more shut-eye or a personal stylist…
Even better, another Twitter user decided to poke fun at the picture and subsequently designed a New Year’s greeting postcard with the cat-lady front and center:
天然ジゴロ (@happy_set53) November 27, 2015
Would you send this postcard to your nekomimi-loving friends? We think we’ll just stick with the more practical cat-ear headphones, thanks!
Origin: Student amused to find entry—and corresponding visual—for “cat ears” in his electronic dictionary
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