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Shidoro Modoro

  • Have you ever deranged your way of speaking or the talk itself when you were nervous or got drunk.


    Such a state is called “shidoro modoro” (しどろもどろ) in Japanese.

    “Shidoro” comes from an adjective “shidoshinai” (しどしない), which means that someone is sloppy due to the disarrayed hair or clothes.

    “Modoro” comes from a verb “modoroku” (もどろく), which means to be cluttered up, and it strengthens the meaning of “shidoro.”

    In the past, shidoro modoro meant only a state of drunken, but it has come to refer to that something is deranged in a board sense.

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