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Closestool Burst Destructor.

Addendum: Patrick Walsh comments:

I asked my Chinese friend to translate it and he started giggling. He
says that it is something that you attach to the bottom of a toilet
seat so that when someone lifts it up there is a tiny explosion that
emits a loud noise.
I kind of want one now.

quanticle March 13, 2009 at 11:24 am

Now I’m wondering what that toy really is. I mean, what could be translated as “Closetool Burnt Destructor”?

dave March 13, 2009 at 6:19 pm

That would sure scare the 5h!t out of me.

linda seebach March 14, 2009 at 11:25 am

Language Log has a post (with pictures of the box) on the origins of the term, http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=1230#more-1230

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