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Chotto Matte Jinsei – Wait a Second! Human Life

From Kidō, August 1980

By Aki Ryuzan

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Monkey see, monkey do

“It is most generous for you to have played me.”

[Note: the Japanese word used here, “saru-mane,” is a generic term that means blindly doing anything by rote, such as jōseki. The humor here is in taking a figurative phrase and rendering it literally.]

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