Reminder to Fox News: “Exploding Milk” is not a Japanese adult video genre RS News

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Apparently, Tucker Carlson never read our explanation of Japanese breast-related vocabulary.

In a video segment posted to the Fox News Website on September 21, host Tucker Carlson Commented on a high school teacher in Ontario, Canada, who wore a set of prosthetic breasts while teaching. Video of the teacher went viral, and Carlson argued that the prosthetics were inappropriate for an educator to wear while working with minors, stating:

“The teacher recently started wearing huge prosthetic breasts in the classroom in front of children as part of a sex fetish. In case you doubted it, the costume was intended to emulate A genre of Japanese pornography that roughly translates as ‘exploded milk porn.’

Aside from the accuracy or lack thereof of Carlson’s assessment of the teacher’s motivation for wearing the prosthetics, as well as the debate about their level of appropriateness for a classroom setting, there is one superb, definitive statement I can make here: “Exploding milk” is not a genre of Japanese pornography.

So what is the reason for Carlson’s lascivious lactose linguistic confusion? the word Bakunyuu.

Bakunyuu written in kanji. Also the most safe-for-work Bakunyuu picture you will ever find on the internet.

The first kanji in Bakunyuu爆, medium “To burst, rupture or explode.” It is the same kanji that is shown in bakuhatsu (特成), the Japanese word for “explosion.”

The second kanji in Bakunyu, 乳, has two potential meanings, and one of them is actually “milk,” as in the word gyuunyuu (牛乳), “cow’s milk.” In Japanese, however, there is a lot of linguistic overlap between the concepts of milk itself and its source, and 乳 can also be used to mean “Breasts.”

This is the second meaning, “breasts,” that Bakunyuu is referring to, and so the literal translation is not “exploded milk,” but “exploded breasts.” That’s “exploded” metaphorically, by the way, in the sense of breasts that are dynamically, dramatically large, and so the more natural translation would be “Gigantic breasts,” Although if you wanted to be colorful, I guess you could go with something like “Bazongas.”

Apart from Carlson’s mistranslation, occupation Bakunyuu A genre of pornography diminishes, ironically, the word. It’s like saying “big boobs” is a porn genre, while ignoring that the term has meaning and uses outside of discussing porn.

How Carlson, or his research assistants, came to be under the impression that “exploding milk” was a reasonably accurate translation is hard to say.. Even plugging Bakunyuu Google Translate spits back “huge breasts,” not “exploding milk.”

▼ Wow, two safe-for-work Bakunyuu Images in one article!

That said, “exploding milk” sounds like exactly the sort of thing that an automated machine translation would spit back, especially a program that gets confused when it runs into a term it can’t find in whatever static straight-laced Japanese-English Dictionary it is using as its knowledge base and only decides to translate each kanji separately.

However, this leaves the question of how Fox News first found the word Bakunyu, and why they chose to associate it with the story about the teacher.. It’s not like Japan is the only country with a term like “huge breasts,” and Bakunyuu It does not include any implication that the explosively large breasts are prosthetics. It is enough to make one wonder if someone who had personal experience browsing through Japanese adult video sites with the help of some sub-par automated translation software stumbled across the “exploding milk” mistranslation, starting from a chain of misconceptions that eventually made it to Carlson and onto the air during the video.

Still, it’s a really weird mistake to make, especially since I explained BakunyuuPlus a lot of other Japanese words for talking about breasts, right here on SoraNews24 a long time ago.

Video Source: Fox News via Anime News Network / Kim Morrissy
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