English speakers vs. Japanese words (Wasei eigo/和製英語)
Whilst the Japanese language seems to be completely distant from the English language, they both share words that sound alike and have the same meaning. These words are called "wasei eigo" (和製英語) or "Japanese-made English".Simply put, these words originate from English words that have been slightly modified for use in Japanese and used on an everyday basis. However, despite having originated from English, "wasei eigo" words often have slightly different meanings to the original English word. So we thought we'd take the "wasei eigo" challenge to the British public, attempted to get Londoners to guess the English meaning of "wasei eigo" words.