zaregoto 4: bad mood

「うん? いーちゃん、何かあったの? ちょっとご機嫌斜めそうだよ。七十五度くらい」
“Hm? Did something happen, Ii-chan? It’s like your mood’s suddenly turned. About a hundred and fifty degrees”
(or: mood swing, same analogy)

The increase in angle from 75 degrees is because a “diagonal” mood is a bad mood in Japanese, but not in English. To express a change in English using an angle, we’d normally talk about doing “a 180” (from good to bad). I chose a number here that seems as arbitrary as 75, but is still close enough to the standard idiom for it to make sense.

| April 23rd, 2011 | Posted in zaregoto |

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