Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Kancho!


Americans are not necessarily the most ridiculous group of people in the world. The Japanese are in competition for that title as well. Case in point: Kancho.

Kanchō is a Japanese prank performed by clasping the hands together in the shape of an imaginary gun and attempting to poke an unsuspecting victim's rear, often while exclaiming "Kan-CHO!".

If you didn't know already, the word is a slang adoption of the Japanese word for enema. In accordance with widespread practice, it is generally written in katakana when used in its slang sense, and in kanji when used of enemas in the medical sense.

I'm already ashamed I posted this pic. Enjoy.
The practice of Kancho is considered a form of bullying amongst children in East Asian countries such as Japan, Korea, and Taiwan, etc. In Korea, it is called ddong-chim. In Taiwan, it is called Qiānnián shā. From perusing videos on Youtube, it appears a number of adults, especially tourists from Scandinavian countries, also find the practice to be amusing. Imagine pulling this prank on your mom.

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