It’s Not as Painful as it Looks

While waiting the other day at an intersection I traverse often (under a huge maze of overpasses), it suddenly struck me that the name of the intersection might look funny to an English- (but not Japanese-) speaker: Ouchi. It's pronounced “oh-ooh-chi”, and sounds like the fictitious Irish name O'Coochie without the 'k' sound.

It's just a name, but for what it's worth, the component characters mean “big” and “inner”.


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