Wednesday, March 16, 2011


The Japanese really have a flair for onomatopoeia. This word - のどごし means "the feeling of a drink going down your throat".

In English we might say "gulp" or "glug glug glug" depending on which part of which country you grew up in. I'm sure there are other words we use for this as well.

And you may even see it in a cartoon or hear it on tv.

The Japanese go and name a best-selling beer using such a word. They love them some onomatopoeia!

And yes, it felt good going down my throat (door is wide open folks - get it? WIDE open?)

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