When Japanese people are ordering food, how many times do you hear them asking for “oomori” (large size)? It’s the equivalent of asking for “supersize” in a U.S. fast-food joint.

My guess is that it is only relatively recently, over the last 20 years or so, that oomori has even been a common option in restaurants and food outlets in this country — perhaps someone reading this can tell me when they first heard it.

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