Q: A password prompt in Japanese

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu Feb 7 01:31:55 UTC 2008

If you were part-Japanese (but not fluent) and were using "oda" as a
prompt to remember a computer password (presumably both being
Romanji), what would the password be?

This is a serious question, although probably unanswerable, as the
person who chose the password is no longer accessible.  Online
Japanese-English dictionaries don't yield any self-evidently obvious
candidates.  Except perhaps "odaki"  ("greater waterfall [of two]"),
which might be a pun on "key".


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