Saturday, May 3, 2014

follow up on pinchi (ピンチ)

Just a follow up on ピンチ--

As was noted in the entry for yabai, ピンチだ! can be used for "I'm in a pinch" / "I'm in trouble."  Additionally there's 
ピンチに立つ ( ピンチにたつ )

ピンチ is also the word for clothespin.

And of course, ピンチヒッター is pinch hitter.  For the movie The Sitter, when they renamed it for the Japanese market, they did a play on words, Pinch Sitter ( ピンチシッター ).


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