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Trejkaz

The "bonsai" vs. "banzai" joke has been used in English jokes before. The best example I can remember was in Twin Peaks, where Gordon Cole (played by David Lynch himself) said: "Bonsai. Remember those old World War II movies? BANZAI!!!"

That being said, that web site looked like a legitimate error.

Claytonain

Don't forget 万才

James

It's not bOnzai ... it's 万歳, or Banzai. The characters mean 100 years.

Great gatorade link today.

claytonian

Most English-speakers think bonsai is pronounced bonzai(and of course most of them haven't studied Japanese). In this case, I think the reporter is a rare person that knows the difference between bonsai and bonzai, but he used the wrong word!

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