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ex_mutants



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2003 2:17 pm Reply with quote
The bandana tied under the nose is because they are pretending to be ninjas (who are known for their sneaky skills).
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Zac
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2003 7:08 pm Reply with quote
OK, so that's... reason # 15 I've gotten in my mailbox about this. Everyone.. and I mean everyone seems to have a different interpretation of why people do that. Don't tell me yours is 'right', either, since I have 15 others here who will all say differently.

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sacchan



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2003 10:40 pm Reply with quote
I think the bandana tied under the nose is the stereotypical Japanese thief fashion. It's sort of a mask to hide your face. The look is often seen in Japanese period dramas (like Nezumi Kozo).
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ex_mutants



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2003 2:06 pm Reply with quote
I wouldn't say it's the "truth" but it is right, just as all 15 of the others maybe right. Considering how long Japan has been around there are alot myths, alot that probably have gotten mixed up over the years.

You know sometimes, the Answer column is pretty low on answers (but luckily Zac pads it with his opinions when it's his turn.).

Zac wrote:
OK, so that's... reason # 15 I've gotten in my mailbox about this. Everyone.. and I mean everyone seems to have a different interpretation of why people do that. Don't tell me yours is 'right', either, since I have 15 others here who will all say differently.

-Z
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Zeiram



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2003 2:50 pm Reply with quote
hmm, i was thinken sumthen like silencing your breathing, could be all of the above i spose, fun
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Carol Maxwell



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2003 3:17 am Reply with quote
Maybe it's like it is in America where most thieves put a stocking on their head, or a those stupid ski masks. Surprised
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