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Offline roscoe

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« on: December 31, 2013, 11:22:33 AM »
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  • I'll bet no one will be able to figure out where the name of Japan originates.

    I know answer and will reveal it after everyone gets it wrong.   :shocked:
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    « Reply #1 on: December 31, 2013, 11:26:29 AM »
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  • It originates from the Latin "Napaj" which translated means "whale".


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    « Reply #2 on: December 31, 2013, 11:56:47 AM »
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  • It was named after Jappy Slappajap, founder of the Japs.

    He invented japaleno poppers too, which were less successful.

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    « Reply #3 on: December 31, 2013, 06:18:17 PM »
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  • No one wants to take a shot at this???

    I'll give answer in a couple of hrs.  :jumping2:
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    « Reply #4 on: December 31, 2013, 06:36:01 PM »
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  • I looked up the answer so I no longer qualify to guess.  :smile:
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    Shin

    'Flores apparuerunt in terra nostra. . . Fulcite me floribus.' (The flowers appear on the earth. . . stay me up with flowers. Sg 2:12,5)'-


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    « Reply #5 on: December 31, 2013, 06:52:09 PM »
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    I looked up the answer so I no longer qualify to guess.  :smile:



    And the answer is???????
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    « Reply #6 on: December 31, 2013, 08:57:17 PM »
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  • A little person told me "Japan" came from Marco Polo's poor Italian pronunciation of this Oriental name.

    He could not say "Nippon" correctly.

    So, when he got back to Italy, he was telling the local bar folks he went to the far east and came upon an island nation named something like uh... "Japon".
    "Some preachers will keep silence about the truth, and others will trample it underfoot and deny it. Sanctity of life will be held in derision even by those who outwardly profess it, for in those days Our Lord Jesus Christ will send them not a true Pastor but a destroyer."  St. Francis of Assisi

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    « Reply #7 on: December 31, 2013, 09:45:43 PM »
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  • Close--- acc to Taviani(bio Columbus), when Polo returned to Italy he described his trip to the mapmaker Conti. For whatever reason his map retired the prev name the Chinese used--- Cipongo(u)

    The reason is not given but his map used the Italian term Gioponne.   :scratchchin:
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    « Reply #8 on: January 01, 2014, 12:46:13 AM »
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    A little person told me "Japan" came from Marco Polo's poor Italian pronunciation of this Oriental name.

    He could not say "Nippon" correctly.

    So, when he got back to Italy, he was telling the local bar folks he went to the far east and came upon an island nation named something like uh... "Japon".


    how tall was he? :confused1:
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    « Reply #9 on: January 01, 2014, 02:42:49 AM »
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  • .

    In Japan their name for their island country is "Nippon," which, when spelled backwards is "Noppin."  

    You might think it's not important how it would be spelled backwards, but think about this fact:  The capitol city in Japan is Tokyo which is on the east side of the nation's central island, Honshu, where the sunrise over the Great Ocean can be seen in the morning, thus the name, "Land of the Rising Sun," which is also their flag's design.  But there is another city, on the west coast of the same island, Honshu, and it's name is Kyoto:



    So there is Tokyo on the east and Kyoto on the west.  

    This brings us to the origins of the island itself.  According to ancient lore, it rose out of the sea at the time when Atlantis sank into the sea on the other side of the earth.  It only remains to be seen what "Nippon" in the east has to do with "Atlantis" in the west.  But that's going to have to wait for a future installment.


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    « Reply #10 on: January 01, 2014, 05:54:37 AM »
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  • Quote from: roscoe
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    I looked up the answer so I no longer qualify to guess.  :smile:



    And the answer is???????


    It's the English pronunciation of the Portuguese pronunciation of the Chinese's name for Japan.  

     :reading:  :laugh1:
     
    Sincerely,

    Shin

    'Flores apparuerunt in terra nostra. . . Fulcite me floribus.' (The flowers appear on the earth. . . stay me up with flowers. Sg 2:12,5)'-


     

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