One of the great incentives for learning Japanese is to appreciate the people’s rich sense of humor. I kid you not: Along with traditional performances such as 漫才 (manzai, comic dialogue) and 落語 (rakugo, traditional storytelling), the written and spoken language is full of outrageous ダジャレ (dajare, puns).

Japanese people also appreciate toilet humor — literally, as I recall in one particular case.

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