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Chapter 3

Pages 71 - 96

Start Date: 13th March
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Mogumo turned into Pikachu for a moment lol

Can anyone decipher the handwriting in the first two panels on page 95 (second to last page of this chapter)? I think I can guess the meaning from context but I’d like to be sure

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Looks Like

遅刻するよ?!

and

遅いと思ったら…

to me!

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Thank you!

I probably wouldn’t have paid much attention to this manga, if it weren’t for this book club. And I’m so glad I’m reading this!

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Same here!
I’m enjoying it so much more than I was initially expecting to.

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I have a question. If ホモ is derogatory, what is the proper word?

scene

I mean, it’s just abbreviation for homosexual, so I was surprised it’s offensive.

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The proper (informal?) word is ゲイ. If you are a newspaper you can say (男性の)同性愛者 as well I guess.

The word used here ホモ also feels bad to me, although it’s not the worst. It could be because of the time I have spent in Japan, but I feel it’s not great in my native language (French) either anyway :thinking:

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The same dynamic also applies in American English by the way. Here at least, “homo” would be (moderately) derogatory, but “gay” is neutral (unless specifically used as an insult).

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Thank you for your answers!
I can feel it not being that great in English/Polish, but I’m so used to Japanese shortening everything, I was surprised it’s not recommended in this case.

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