Yoko meshi (Japanese)

Literally, “horizontal rice” or “a meal eaten sideways.” This is how the Japanese define the peculiar stress induced by speaking a foreign language: yoko is a humorous reference to the fact that Japanese is normally written vertically, whereas most foreign languages are written horizontally.

Word donated by The Old Wolf


  • Posted by A

    That’s really creative! Wow. I remember when I was little speaking a lot of English made my mouth hurt.

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