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Lexical Leavings

by Tom Gally



The January 23 issue of 週刊新潮 has an article about words that newspapers have refused to print when the magazine tried to include the words in advertisements that were to appear in the newspapers. The words included 巨乳, ヘア, ヘアヌード, ハメ撮り, セックス in the meaning of "sexual intercourse," 勃起薬, ペニス, イチモツ, ホモ, 群盲, シャバ, and シャブ. One newspaper that sponsors a shogi tournament also objected to the use of 将棋倒し in reference to people trampled to death in a crowd.
(January 17, 2003)