Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Mildly Incredible Revelation of the Day

Persons bearing the name "Jordan" seem to have a peculiar difficulty in Japan, due to the way that their name is pronounced by native Japanese-speakers.   

The problem is that the Japanese pronunciation of the name "Jordan" ("ジョーダン", pronounced "Jōdan") sounds remarkably similar to the Japanese word "冗談" (also pronounced "Jōdan"), which means "joke, or jest."

Essentially, the two words are homophones in Japanese.