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In Security by Bea R. for November 17, 2019

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    Pequod  12 months ago

    Sedine, teach me

    Learning reach me

    Time to knuckle down!

    Al has a sword

    Reach this thick gourd

    Lady of renown.

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    AnyFace  12 months ago

    What Sam said. ✨

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    AnyFace  12 months ago

    [ For the record, Sunday lettering space allows for 13 lines of text per panel, times three tiers, for a vertical maximum of 39 lines per Sunday strip …

    … though employing an ‘open’ panel in one tier might hypothetically boost that number to 40. ] ✨❤️✨
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    mddshubby2005  12 months ago

    Daijobudesuka, Sam? ;)

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    allen@home  12 months ago

    Reading all that gave me a headache.

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    Queen Wolfen  12 months ago

    Heh. Still working on learning it myself. I’ve got a long way to go…

    Wait, so does this mean Sedine is fluent in Japanese?

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    destry1970  12 months ago

    You really are very smart aren’t you!!

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    Bogombo Premium Member 12 months ago

    I have been studying Russian. I have a long way to go, but once I learned my way around the cyrillic alphabet I found many of the words to be very similar to English. Japanese is way out of my league!

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    Grumpy Old Guy  12 months ago

    And that’s why Google Voice to text Translator was invented….

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    NewPatriot778  12 months ago

    How the heck did Sedine know all that? Oh wait I know, because Bea knew it, she’s always giving us some awe because she’s awesome! :D

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    Lyons Group, Inc.  12 months ago

    You know I read this and I’m still awake?

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    NewPatriot778  12 months ago

    Sam could always learn by having a Japanese demon take over his body, I hear they’re always looking for hosts, very little job competition. XD

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    NewPatriot778  12 months ago

    To be fair it is indeed a difficult language, I heard since the mid-20th century hundreds of thousands of words have been added to the language and growing. Mandarin is also difficult with far too many dialects to master them all, by contrast Korean is much easier, not too many characters and very easy for even foreigners to pronounce their words.

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    willispate  12 months ago

    the fact that Sedine knows all about the history of Japanese lettering and wording, I’m impressed!

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    mjb515  12 months ago

    The Great Wall of Text.

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    sallyseckman  12 months ago

    Does Sedine have Japanese ancestry or is she that much of an expert?

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    tudza Premium Member 12 months ago

    Learn to speak it first maybe.

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    Tue Elung-Jensen  12 months ago

    I think he means “impossibruh”.

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    Vilyehm  12 months ago

    Without becoming too explicit, there’s the story of the poor guy who tried to learn how to make love from reading those uncensored Japanese comic books.

    Unfortunately, he forgot to read them from right to left, so…..

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    Vilyehm  12 months ago

    Without becoming too explicit, there’s the story of the poor guy who tried to learn how to make love from reading those censored Japanese comic books.

    The woman screamed and ran away when she saw him attaching the three bars…

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    jrankin1959  12 months ago

    Domo arigato, Mrs. Roboto…

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    Vet Premium Member 12 months ago

    Hai……simple word for yes……but how it is said with tone and where it is said conveys many different meanings. But how do you say Pop Star in Japanese. Just say Pop Star…..there is no Japanese word for that.

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    Neo Stryder  12 months ago

    Not impossible, just very hard.

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    hk Premium Member 12 months ago

    This was funny when I saw it a month or so ago on Patreon in color. Hilarious and very refreshing to see that Sedine is actually pretty smart when she wants to be.

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    ZTH  12 months ago

    Recently started following in-security, now hooked, because of the art work and the characters. Today’s strip is great, I recently visited Japan and this is an interesting explanation of the different scripts. In my computer days (a long time ago) I once amused myself by trying to get my head around the IBM kanji/katakana sort manual – still recovering…Our tour guide tried to explain how she had to identify the actual meaning of different characters on her mobile phone from their context.That’s before realizing that some Japanese text now runs from left to right instead of the expected right to left. Plus the vertical text….Perhaps Sam is 100% right! But I’ve saved this strip….

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    fgerbil46  12 months ago

    Huh? I’m with Sam.

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    jvn  12 months ago

    I had this same conversation with my Japanese daughter-in-law. I had the same answer, too.

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    bob-droid12  12 months ago

    Sam, just keep watching simlucasts, your bound to pick up a few key Japanese terms.

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    BiggerNate91  12 months ago

    TL;DR

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    kaylasdad99  12 months ago

    Very TLDR, but the final panel is hilarious.

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    drodr05  12 months ago

    Nothing like filling in the panels with useless information on a Sunday comic strip. Sedine’s explanation kinda reminds me of the current medical drug information commercials that take about 5 or so minutes on TV. Instead of telling us that this new drug can either make us worse or that it can kill us, they go into lengthy explanations of what the drug ‘might’ do, before death occurs.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Occg29DsI7k

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    ZTH  12 months ago

    Putting hiragana symbols next to kanji in some manga text is interesting, to help children read, but I’ve also read it happens with magazines aimed at older readers too. I wonder how many levels of literacy in Japan there actually are? ie how many people can read all the symbols?

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    Teto85 Premium Member 12 months ago

    Domo arigato, Sedine sensei.

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    1MadHat Premium Member 12 months ago

    I’ve learned the difference between what I want to know and what I need to know. I just think that at age 69, I won’t have much use for learning oriental languages. . . .

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    Dragoncat  12 months ago

    I started learning Japanese while learning martial arts. ‘Karate’ is Japanese for ‘empty hand’, meaning there are no weapons in your hands when you’re defending yourself from an attack.

    I soon became a teaching assistant, and the Japanese I managed to learn really came in handy. I remember one parent asking me if I spoke English. It was a very proud moment for me.

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    colcam  12 months ago

    Made it through the comments, and I have only one thing to add—

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    She oversimplified it!

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    Robert Nowall Premium Member 12 months ago

    Perhaps he could try learning Chinese.

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    jonnytest  12 months ago

    I heard this lecture on PBS once. Same thing happened that time. About half way thru the lecture I just Zzzzzzz….

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    destry1970  12 months ago

    my mom was german, and a catholic school teacher my older brothers got cut no slack if you were told to learn some thing it happen’d , they got to be the smart one’s me not so much, but we had an aunt named Bea so I had to check this comic out, and I’m glad I did!

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    Daeder  12 months ago

    Today’s layout done by Gary Trudeau.

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    KaiserFrazer67  12 months ago

    Who says you can’t learn anything from comics?!?

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    Mario500  12 months ago

    (selects graphic on this page resembling a tack immediately after reading the dialogue for this cartoon)

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