Yesterday I was asked if I knew a band known as "Bang Les".
"They're famous, you know?" she said. "banguresu".
She went on to break it down: bangu as in (the way japanese pronounce) the english word bang. And resu.
Two hours later when i got back home, i found out it was supposed to be Bangles.
In the same vein, I woke up this morning to a twitter from roger asking, as a joke, whether I know "Mad Onna" (because i tweeted about it).
He didn't realise onna means woman in japanese.