posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 07:24 PM
It's Wakō, not Wako. Notice the small line on top of the "o". It means it's a "double o", could be also typed as "Wakoo" (unorthodox romaji)
or "Wakou" (the hiragana style).
This is a typical mistake that people with no knowledge of the japanese language often make. The simply discard any markings on top of letters, and
type them as they see them. "Tofu" is not really "tofu" either - it's "Tōfu" or "Toofu"/"Toufu".
So don't be surprised when you hear the japanese people pronounce these words completely differently than you'd expect. And if you are going to
learn japanese, you better learn to make a difference between "o" and "ō", because it can change the meaning of a word drastically.
For example Tōshi and Toshi are words you don't want to mix up. Toshi means a year (or age), but Tōshi means an investment or clairvoyance.
But it's like those infernal 'american typos' ('their' instead of 'there', 'hear' instead of 'here', 'your' instead of 'you're' and
vice versa and so on and on..) - we will never get rid of these mistakes, as long as people refuse to research before typing, don't care about
anything except their own ego, remain animalistically low in intelligence, and take pride in sloppiness.
I mean, civilized human beings - actual HUMAN beings (instead of two-legged half-animals) would never make this kind of mistakes. They would respect
the language, the reader, and the people using the language too much for that. As a sidenote, I tink there used to be a point in even american
history, where people could actually write and spell their own language correctly, and they even got the grammar right! Read the letters that the
young soldiers sent home from the battlefields during the civil war etc.. compare them to whatever the modern soldiers send home to notice that we are
certainly way past that point in time.
Some day, I hope this planet's so-called "humanity" to also reach this level.. instead of decadence and constant flood of degradation and mistakes
and errors that come with it, they would actually aim and reach for improvement, try to better theirselves, and their goal would be perfection instead
of a completely skilless, useless moronic mess. I mean, the least they could do is at least apply themselves and TRY. But it seems they don't want to
even do that.. it's like they are happier being ignorant, clueless mistake machines.
I am not holding my breath, but one can dream, can't one?