Log in

No account? Create an account
brad's life [entries|archive|friends|userinfo]
Brad Fitzpatrick

[ website | bradfitz.com ]
[ userinfo | livejournal userinfo ]
[ archive | journal archive ]

Not Danga [Feb. 9th, 2008|02:49 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
[Tags|, ]

I love the Internet and its people. Like this person:
Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2008 15:10:49 +0900
From: Rhythm & Beats <info@skihirejapan.com>
To: brad@danga.com
Subject: not danga

Danga is not the crap you say it is. Danga is a word used to describe a round object when you cant think of it's [sic] real name...

Um, okay? I can't disagree with you. I'm sure it means something in some language.

But let's see what Google thinks: [define: danga]. Oh, snap... nothing.

And what about Danga by itself? [danga]. Yeah, that's right.

I know where you can stick that round object.

[User Picture]From: janinedog
2008-02-09 11:03 pm (UTC)
Urban Dictionary has some weird definitions, but none of them involve round objects.
(Reply) (Thread)
From: fortysevenbteg
2008-02-09 11:21 pm (UTC)
Sounds like the danga is in his court now.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: robflynn
2008-02-10 04:23 pm (UTC)
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: pyrop
2008-02-09 11:34 pm (UTC)
Based on the hostname, he may be referring to the Japanese word dango (round dumplings). Which may, in this loser's private slang, mutated into a term for round things in general.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: mark3
2008-02-09 11:39 pm (UTC)
"I know where you can stick that round object."
Careful what you ask for Brad, he might just take you up on it. ;)
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: flashfire
2008-02-10 03:23 am (UTC)
Sounds like he dropped the danga.

Userpic for that guy, person, whatever.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: mobley
2008-02-10 03:34 am (UTC)
maybe he's thinking dingus?
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: cinedude
2008-02-10 08:54 am (UTC)
Danga Bay is in Malaysia, but the closest word I can find on the Malay-English Cyber Dictionary is "dangau: small temporary hut (in rice-field or orchard)"

The Rhythm & Beats website appears to be run by Australians, though, despite the Japanese connection. Maybe "danga" has become emergent Aussie slang?

But I do like that they got so specific about it being a round object. That gives it an almost Twainian quality.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: adamthebastard
2008-02-10 09:27 pm (UTC)
If Danga has become Aussie slang it hasn't reached this geek in Canberra yet.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
From: (Anonymous)
2008-02-10 03:01 pm (UTC)

The person from Japan

just thought that danga is related to dung (like in "elefant dung" - there was a notorious artwork of black Madonna covered with it) , I think.
(Reply) (Thread)
From: ext_65132
2008-02-12 12:01 am (UTC)

ahh google juice

i like that this post is now one of the search results in your second link.
(Reply) (Thread)
From: (Anonymous)
2008-06-05 11:22 am (UTC)

Re: ahh google juice


I made the post from Japan. Danga has been used in Australian slang for longer than i can remember and is now being used on a day to day basis in Japan.

As i see it the definition is DANGA 'a round object that is less than useful'
The other word that has been in high rotation within my circle of friends is JOUSTER meaning ' a long thin object with little to no use what so ever'

Thank you...

(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)