Wednesday, June 19, 2013

WORD OF THE DAY! 6/19/13!

パクパク/ paku-paku [pa-ku-pa-ku]
noun
1. Japanese. The onomatopoeia of chewing noises or the sound of a mouth opening or closing.

EX. Did you know that Pacman was originally called Pakkuman as a reference to the Japanese paku-paku? Then, the character and game became Puck Man as a reference to the character's hockey puck like shape. Finally, after the game was re-released by Midway, in the states, they renamed the character and game to Pacman.

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