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Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

Monday, March 31, 2008
12 years ago5,829 views

From Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dajare :

<< Dajare (駄洒落, Dajare?) is a kind of comic Japanese wordplay, similar in spirit to an English pun relying on similarities in the pronunciation of words to create a simple joke.

While this type of joke is often considered "corny" or even annoying in English, dajare are popular in advertising, and are often a favourite activity producing spontaneous laughs and filling time while drinking sake. >>

Google Japan released a service for "organizing the world's dajare".

translate.google.com/translate ...

Google Japan blog post: translate.google.com/translate ...


google.co.jp/intl/ja/help/sear ...



Example: google.co.jp/search?hl=ja& ...

I got the feeling that this is a hoax for April Fools' Day.

Above 1 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Inetgate [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

Japanese letter "国内線" is pronounced as "Koku-nai-sen", and above sample "面白いけどシツコクナイセン" is pronounced as "Omoshiroi-kedo Shitsu koku nai sen".
So, these are rhyming each other.

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

These guys really are "organizing the world's laughter":

UC Berkeley's Joke Recommendation System
eigentaste.berkeley.edu/user/i ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Look the URL of the picture in the SERP:


base.googlehosted.com/base_med ...


==> norionizer.googlepages.com/

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

And now we can look at the sitemap:
norionizer.googlepages.com/sit ...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Other international hoaxes:

China: human search vs automated search
209.85.135.104/translate_c?hl= ...

Australia: GDay (By clicking "one day in advance" on our homepage, you can search the internet exactly 24 hours in advance.)
google-au.blogspot.com/2008/04 ...

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

国内線 = Domestic __ line, can be flight, like in the post, or other form transportations.

Keir [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

And Google censor images of Microsoft, Yahoo and Apple logos in Google Maps street view.

virtualtourism.blogspot.com/20 ...

Jay [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

It seems that they didn't actually create the search engine. I can't get it to let me search any other terms so it seems like it's just a page with the "kokunaisen" (domestic flights as the main meaning), and shitsukokunai (which would mean "not annoyingly persistent"). Actually, given the number of puns or dajares that exist in Japanese, they could probably actually make a "dajare search engine".
www.newzjapan.com
www.bigdaddyjapan.com

jf [PersonRank 5]

12 years ago #

gmail "custom time"

mail.google.com/mail/help/cust ...

jf [PersonRank 5]

12 years ago #

project virgle
googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/0 ...

jf [PersonRank 5]

12 years ago #

google calendar wakeup kit
google.com/googlecalendar/new_ ...

rf [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

It's confirmed: At the bottom of the dajare page
google.co.jp/intl/ja/help/sear ...

is this note:

注: この記事は 2008年のエイプリル フールに投稿されたものです。

Note: This article was an April Fool's 2008 contribution.

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