How do you say ‘Google it, you trash’ in British English? Answer surprises many in Japan

Originally published on Sora News by Oona McGee

People in Kyoto and England have more in common than previously thought. 

People from Kyoto are known for their powers of indirect communication, where a compliment on your musical prowess is really a complaint that you’re playing your instrument too loudly.

The true meanings hidden in their choice of phrasing even surprises Japanese people from other parts of the country, but recently, it came to light that it’s not just people in Japan who know how to butter their words, as people in England are pretty good at it too.

Twitter user Kanta (@theonlyonekanta) recently brought the topic to

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