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ThanosReXXX

@Morpheel The general belief is that 'spilling the beans' originates from ancient Greece, where people cast secret votes by putting white or black beans in an opaque pottery jar (a white bean indicated a positive vote and a black bean was negative). If someone accidentally or deliberately knocked over the jar, the beans would pour out and the ‘secret’ would be revealed early, so they would have “spilled the beans”.

Some also say that it comes from the early days of the Western pioneers, eating canned beans. Even back then, beans already came canned with all kinds of sauces and/or added ingredients, actually making it quite easy to spill them.

And then there's various sources claiming it comes from either the late 1800's or the early 1900's and horse racing, where it was a metaphor for "upsetting a previously stable situation by talking out of turn" (pun in relation to horses probably not intended... ), which later evolved into the current meaning of giving away (secret) information to other parties.

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Link-Hero

@Morpheel
I always thought the phrase meant spilling a can of beans, not just a singular one of them. You can technically spill a solid if there's a large pile of it stuffed into an open container. Does not have to be a liquid.

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Morpheel

That's nice of them to write "no reading required".

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AlohaPizzaJack

I always understood it from the voting origin, as well. Hence why they’re a precious food.

That game has too many cooties. 2/10

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ThanosReXXX

@Morpheel @AlohaPizzaJack There may not be any reading required to play the game, but I would imagine it to be rather prudent to take note of the warnings on the package, so I hope that any potential buyers have (at the very least) read those...

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'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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Tyranexx

I'm actually pretty unconcerned with my trainer's outfit in PoGo. The combination would drive some fashionistas nuts, but I'm also not about to go out of my way to buy virtual clothes. XD

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Vinny

Aquaman, more like Aquameme

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Morpheel

@Tyranexx you can always just save coins from protecting gyms. You can get up to 50 a day, so you can slowly build a look from that.

Or save that for bundles. I guess that's a good use.

I personally was saving up to get the team rocket costume, but then they released the aqua/magma sets for considerably less coins, so I went and got the team aqua costume instead.

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Yeah I don’t know either.

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Anti-Matter

Found from internet.
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Aw..... How Cute ! 😃
Pokemon Terrarium.

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AlohaPizzaJack

Ha, those are pretty neat.

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Heavyarms55

@Morrow Well I mean there is keigo/teneigo, honorific/polite speech. But in modern Japanese its really saved for high level business and politics. Using it in day to day among peers and friends would give the impression you either think you are way better than them, or they are way better than you, depending on how you spoke. Or if you mixed it up, like some beginners do, they'd realize you're a... silly... foreigner. lol

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Morpheel

As a kid, I would often take a tupperware container and make little pokemon environments with play-doh.

My favorite was making a beach and a bunch of water pokemon.

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Morrow

@Heavyarms55 I think silly foreigner was inevitable when I wanted to master a way of speech just for a quick joke xD. Well that's why I said I would apologize after the joke. I do plan on studying really hard for Japanese before I visit. I think speaking it will be easier for me than writing/reading it though. Man that kanji, and hiragana is hard. How a single tiny stroke can make a difference word/letter. I feel like I need to examine them like an FBI agent, lol.

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Heavyarms55

@Morrow You'll pick it up with practice. It is daunting at first though. Reading and listening are easier than writing and speaking.

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Morrow

@Heavyarms55 Well I'm doing pretty well for starting out for listening and speaking. It's actually the reading and writing that I'm struggling with more. Thanks though. I'm going to read Genko while I learn through a language learning software.

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ReaderRagfish

Despite not being an anime fan I've always wanted to learn Japanese, there are so many weird Japan only games on systems like GBA that will likely never be translated and can be found very affordably on ebay.

Last summer I learned the names/sounds of all the hiragana, but made no further progress due to not really knowing where to go from there and being really busy throughout the rest of 2018. I've got more free time now but have found other ways to occupy it.

Still waiting for Atlus to make Snowboard Kids 3

Heavyarms55

@Morrow @ReaderRagfish Learning a language is a huge task and one can never appreciate it until making the attempt. Much more so when it's a language that is from different roots. A Spanish speaker will have an easier time learning French or Italian than Japanese or Arabic too.

Of course it works both ways too, a Japanese speaker will have a harder time learning something like English or French than Chinese.

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Morpheel

It's always fun to try and decipher other languages that share the same roots as your own.

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