#1367 run light and clean

• うんちドッサリ!お腹スッキリ!(unchi dossari. o-naka sukkiri) = lit. "excrement floods, your gut is clean"

• 自然でやさしい滑らかなお通じ(shizen de yasashii nameraka na o-tsūji) = "natural, easy, smooth regularity" ⇐ What's "natural" about a laxative?


Japanese young women know that constipation is bad for the complexion, but starve themselves anyway, so drugstores do a roaring business in laxatives (and, more recently, fiber supplements).


• 便秘(bempi) = "constipation"

• 肌荒れ(hada-are) = "rough dry skin"


"Only in Japan" department: Even turds are turned into cute (漫画チック) characters. うんたろう (♂) and うん子 (♀) would be one possibility.


has at least two kun readings.

• お腹(o-naka) = "appetite , bread basket, hunger, midriff , mother's womb , stomach, tum, tummy , tumtum, waistline"

• 腹(hara) = "abdomen, belly, gut, stomach"


• どっさり(dossari) = "all of a heap, in shoals, oodles, slew"

• すっきり(sukkiri) = "clearing, refreshing, relieving"

• ぽっこり(pokkori) = "flabbiness"


• お通じ(o-tsūji) = lit. "honorable passing through" = "relief from constipation"

• うんち(unchi) = うんこ(unko) = "crap, doodie, doo-doo, doody, number two, poo, poo-poo, squat"

• 糞(kuso) = "big hit, buffalo chip, cack, clinker, cow chip, cow pie, crap, defecation, dog dirt, dog litter, dog-doo, doggy do, dog-log, droppings, dung, excrement, faeces, feces, horse biscuit, manure, muck, ordure, poop, rabbit pellets, road apples, scat, shit, skat, spoor, turd, turds, worm cast”


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  • Manako PRO 9y

    Ha, ha, that was quick! Would the uninitiated Westerner know what the cute brown characters represent??
  • ipernity.com/home/nicoleb / No to censorship 9y

    Oh - yaks - and I always wondered why many of them are so skinny....
  • Nemo's great uncle PRO 9y

    @manako: "Have camera. Will travel." I was in the drugstore, remembered Hana's picture, noticed all the tricky words ending in -ri, so decided to contribute to the discussion.

    Thanks for reminding me that I'd forgotten to include my 漫画チック remark.
  • Nemo's great uncle PRO 9y

    @rainmountain: A TV commercial for a different brand—famous little pink pills—reminds young women that the keys to regularity are proper amounts of fresh fruit and vegetables, lots of fluids, and proper exercise. "But when you still need help..."
  • nelson.kamo83 PRO 8y

    LMAO that's too funny!! s);oB
  • Nemo's great uncle PRO 8y

    @nelson: If you liked this photo, you'll love this one.
    #1658 money luck (金うん)
    Look carefully for the piggy bank.
  • ©Pacifist PRO 4y

    Ahhh very funny capture! xD
    (Thx for the tags!, & nice to meet you :)

    You are invited to add your image in:
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  • Nemo's great uncle PRO 4y

    @pacifist: Check out "Invite..." on the Actions menu.
  • ©Pacifist PRO 4y

    Sorry, don't work in my old pc-win-browser-flash... all old... :(
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