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Crystallas
Posted: May 12, 2008 1:51 pm Reply with quote
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I've a question, what means "Babashi"? baba means old Woman ore something Smile.
In another forum, I heard something like "Bullshit" Shocked?
Can you help me?
 
sljinu
Posted: May 12, 2008 6:36 pm Reply with quote
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What's the context? Or is it just that word, randomly by itself?
 
love_cherry
Posted: May 13, 2008 6:42 am Reply with quote
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"Babashi" doesn't exactly mean anything, I think. But seeing how Ai included her manager, Kobayashi, in both the Ai am BEST Tour live and PV, I think it has to do with him.

Baka + Kobayashi = Babashi?

Most likely, the "ya" was dropped out to allow the tune to flow fluidly. Giggle
 
remblue
Posted: May 16, 2008 1:30 pm Reply with quote
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love_cherry wrote:
"Babashi" doesn't exactly mean anything, I think. But seeing how Ai included her manager, Kobayashi, in both the Ai am BEST Tour live and PV, I think it has to do with him.

Baka + Kobayashi = Babashi?

Most likely, the "ya" was dropped out to allow the tune to flow fluidly. Giggle


Oh wow, really? Surprised I don't remember where I read it, but from somewhere I had read that it was like a game similiar to Old Maid, hmmmm goes to show after a year or so when you think you know something, you really didnt know anything Confused
 
love_cherry
Posted: May 16, 2008 2:18 pm Reply with quote
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^ A game!? Embarassed You might be correct, remblue. All Google brings up about babashi is the PV. Sneeze This needs further investigation. Though, I do remember seeing a drawing of Ai's (from each of her Music Station Lives), and she drew a picture of a mouse with cheese. Could that be it?
 
mangomalte
Posted: May 16, 2008 5:07 pm Reply with quote
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the reason it's interpreted as "bullshit" is that "baba" means shit or bullshit (written in hiragana). baba also means grandmother or old woman (祖母) and also... horse-riding ground (馬場), haha.

as for the shi... dunno. could be 氏, which would make the title "Mr. Bullshit" in english. Laughing somehow... i doubt it, though. but you never know.
it could also be 詩, which means poem or verse of poetry. so.. basicly a poem that's just a bunch of crap.
but i don't think it means any of those anyway... i guess we won't know unless we hear something about if from Ai-chin herself.
 
Crystallas
Posted: May 18, 2008 5:52 am Reply with quote
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Thank you for help Smile! I'm sure now, it's a wordcreation from her, like "Chu-Lip", "Furenjaa/Frienger" ore something.
 
remblue
Posted: May 18, 2008 10:40 am Reply with quote
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Thanks for the info mangomalte Ai is so mysterious with her song titles. I was thinking about Chu-Lip and Frienger, she has her own way of putting things. And until she explains things or the lyrics are released we can only speculate. Laughing With Babashi that's the only thing being said. So can't turn to the lyrics for that. I remember when Kimi ni Kaeru came out people were first translating it to something about a frog Confused
 
Koda
Posted: Oct 27, 2008 3:38 pm Reply with quote
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mangomalte wrote:
the reason it's interpreted as "bullshit" is that "baba" means shit or bullshit (written in hiragana). baba also means grandmother or old woman (祖母) and also... horse-riding ground (馬場), haha.


yeah, I read somewhere it means "Mr. Shit", but we can never tell because it's always in kk and never kj. weird, except for Ponpon, I didn't think Ai would swear in a song..its just not her.
 
skyydiamond
Posted: Dec 31, 2008 12:46 pm Reply with quote
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mangomalte wrote:
the reason it's interpreted as "bullshit" is that "baba" means shit or bullshit (written in hiragana). baba also means grandmother or old woman (祖母) and also... horse-riding ground (馬場), haha.

as for the shi... dunno. could be 氏, which would make the title "Mr. Bullshit" in english. Laughing somehow... i doubt it, though. but you never know.
it could also be 詩, which means poem or verse of poetry. so.. basicly a poem that's just a bunch of crap.
but i don't think it means any of those anyway... i guess we won't know unless we hear something about if from Ai-chin herself.



If you listen to the song.. You can hear a horse naying and galloping.. Lol
But I like to use that word as "mr. bullshit".

All in all, the word is awesome. Lol
 
saltvanilla04
Posted: Mar 09, 2011 6:43 pm Reply with quote
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Babashi.. Yah, I was wondering what's the meaning of that word too..
 
MikieNes
Posted: Apr 06, 2012 9:31 pm Reply with quote
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Yes, Babashi is Ai Otsuka's nickname for Kobayashi, her manager. He's also in the video. This is the second of two in which her manager is kind of tortured and taunted. Here's more on the story of what it's like to spend the day with one of the most beautiful JPop stars on the planet: http://archive.metropolis.co.jp/tokyo/676/lastword.asp

Eric
Tokyo
http://getonthepath.blogspot.com
 
LittleBigHeart
Posted: Apr 07, 2012 5:14 am Reply with quote
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^ That was pretty interesting to read ^^
Thanks Giggle
 
MikieNes
Posted: Apr 07, 2012 10:24 pm Reply with quote
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My pleasure - thanks for your interest. Are you referring to the article about the Babashi video or my ebook, btw?

For the record, Ms. Otsuka is even more beautiful in person, and quite charming. Tiny lady, but with a powerful charisma.
http://getonthepath.blogspot.jp
 
LittleBigHeart
Posted: Apr 08, 2012 7:08 am Reply with quote
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I was referring to the Babashi article !
It's sooo rare for foreigners to be that close to Ai-chan ! As a fan, I think I would be so impressed to say something cool lol
 
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