Mark the date

News

Mark the date

by: . | .
Metropolis Magazine | .
published: August 01, 2014

AUG 3
Honey Day

Combine the month, hachi (8), with the date, mitsu (3), and you get hachimitsu—the Japanese word for honey.

AUG 7
Banana Day

Ba (8) plus nana (7) make, banana—like you needed an excuse to eat one.

AUG 8
Abacus Day & Bubble Wrap Day

Eight-eight translates to hachi-hachi, which is reminiscent of the onomatopoeic “pachi-pachi” of abacus beads being flicked—and also similar to Puchipuchi, a Japanese brand of bubble wrap made by Kawakami Sangyo Co., Ltd.

AUG 17
Pineapple Day

This one’s a bit of a stretch that relies on variant number readings: 8 can be read as pa, 1 can be i, and 7 can be na, which gives you “paina”—allowing the astute punsmith to fill in the rest.

Tags: News
Related Content: No related content is available