Hello, I am looking for bombers…

April 1, 2008

bombers-140.jpgBlog Guy, it’s well known that you are a man of the world. I plan to visit Japan soon, and since I don’t speak the language. I’m wondering if there are any quick shortcuts.

Well, I gather from this photo of the Japanese cheerleading championships that their word for “bombers” is surprisingly similar to ours. So I guess you could go around and wave at people and shout out a friendly, “Sayonara, bombers!”

Let me know how this works out for you. I may incorporate it in the Oddly Enough travel guide I’m writing.

Cheerleading competition slideshow

cheers-300.jpgHigh-school cheerleaders from team ‘ BOMBERS’ perform at All Japan Cheerleading and Dance Championship in Chiba, east of Tokyo, March 30, 2008 REUTERS/ Kim Kyung-Hoon

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Winnipeg’s cheerleading tryouts span the globe – mainly to places where the inhabitants have never heard of a Winnipeg winter.

Posted by Charlene | Report as abusive

Finally! Something tasteful, like a story about cheerleaders!

Posted by John C Abell | Report as abusive

That gaping mouth reminds me of something. Oh yeah. http://www.google.com/tisp/

Trust me on this one, Robert.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

Bombers? I hope that the home team isn’t from Hiroshima!

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