Tuesday, April 13, 2010

J-Word Play #9 (Answer)

Whoops - let this one get by me. Sorry about that, if anyone was waiting for the answer.
So the riddle was:



Joe got this one right, but doubted himself because the answer seemed too obvious. So the question in this case means "What doctor don't you go to if you get sick?" The answer lies in the reading of 医者 (いしゃ;doctor). If you ignore the kanji and just think of words that incorporate いしゃ, you will no doubt eventually come up with 会社(かいしゃ), which means company. Again, doesn't translate so well into English, but there you have it.