Today in my Jr. High class, I was helping the boys (two) have a conversation about their homes, and one of the questions on the worksheet was, “Where do you live?” One of the boys lives in a town called Shin-machi (meaning, new neighbourhood, literally), so the other boy had to write down his answer. But he wrote down “Sinmachi” (because of Japanese romaji, they often don’t write the H because on the computer they don’t need to type the H, so I guess they think they don’t need to write it. Oh, romaji can be irritating sometimes!).

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to live in Sin-machi!


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