Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Papparapa

Meaning “suddenly” this Japanese version of presto is used as a teleportation spell in the Dragon Ball manga and role playing games [created by Akira Toriyama, 1984].

1 comment:

Aerick Duckhugger said...

I'm wondering if there's some other meanings behind "papparapa". I was just watching the South Park episode (in Japanese) where they tell the whole Mormon story of Joseph Smith. Instead of singing "dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb" in it they substitute "pappara pa pa pa". curious...