Wednesday, August 4, 2010

J-Word Play #13 (Answer) + Need your input!

Last week's riddle was:




"What insect is in the middle of (a) mirror?" Well, the correct approach here is to recognize that the question isn't asking what insect is in the middle of "a" mirror, but in the middle of "mirror." The Japanese word for mirror is 鏡(かみ). が means "moth."

Kudos for the correct answer go out to:

Tokyo Five


I'm considering offering a prize in the future, perhaps a chance to win a Japan iTunes gift card or something of that nature. However I'm unsure how much participation I'd get or what kind of prizes you folks might be interested in. If you have any suggestions or would probably give such a contest a shot, please sound off in the comments!


  1. An iTunes gift card would be nice. I'm looking forward to the next riddle.

  2. Thanks, Sixmats. Yeah, right now a gift card seems like the best possibility since I could just email the winner the redemption code and not have to bother with mail. I'm open to other suggestions too, though.

  3. I, too, am on board with the Japanese iTunes card, although I speak almost no Japanese, know a mere .0003% of the written language, and would answer every riddle with a sheer pulled-out-of-my-ass guess.