Because this small interaction with some of my Japan people was awesome, I thought I’d share it.
Person 2: Cuuute. Where’s that from?
Person 3: Kawaii
Person 4: M. Duck. We’re one step closer to learning the duck’s first name.
Person 4: Any bets on what it is?
Person 1: Haha, I thought the same thing
Hannah: Mallard duck
Person 4, simultaneously: Common sense says something nature-themed like Marigold, but I’m voting Marzipan
Person 4: Shh, no one asked for rationality.
Hannah: Okay, then. Obviously, it’s Msteven Duck
Hannah: The M is silent
Person 4: That’s the spirit
Hannah: Don’t you mean “mspirit”?
Person 4: Hahah
Person 4: Touché
Sticker from Person 1: Punked?!
Later, from Person 1, again: Some of these are oddly specific, while some are not
I really do love Japan’s odd relationship with English.