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The Web is all a-twitter about a burger chain in Japan providing "liberation wrappers" so woman can eat a hamburger and get around the cultural constraints of ochobo kuchi おちょぼ口 'puckered up mouth, button of a mouth' (link). A couple of comments. The Japanese dictionaries I looked at had the the complete phrase as ochobo kuchi, but all the stories had just ochobo. Fair enough things often get truncated. Then was the translation. All the stories (possibly from one source) had the phrase glossed as '(having) a small and modest mouth'.


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So these burger-biting babes do NOT want to seem modest? Hmmmm...


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Yes, when I looked it up it was translated as "puckered lips." Interestingly, we in the U.S. see beauty in bigger lips , rather than with thin, small lips/mouths.
 
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