なつ かぜ は ばか が ひく
natsu kaze wa baka ga hiku
Short and sweet post today. Know anybody with a cold or do you have one yourself?
I got a little bit sick and started to hear this one from close friends. Make sure you use it with people who know that you're only teasing, because here's what it means:
Literal - Idiots catch cold in the summer
1. Only a fool...
On a short cultural note, I thought I'd bring up a point that I will argue endlessly with Japanese people. I'm curious to know what all y'all think.
How much of a factor does temperature play in catching a cold?
Are you more likely to catch cold if the air conditioner is on?
Do you believe it's possible to get sick BECAUSE of air conditioning?
I always believed that colds are caused by germs, and nothing else. While cold temperatures might lower your body's resistance and make it easier to catch a cold, I refuse to believe that you're going to get sick just because the air conditioner is running. I can also understand that Japanese air conditioning systems dry the air out, which can cause your lungs, throat, and nasal cavity to get all 風邪気味.
However, the Japanese belief that air conditioning is a direct cause of sickness is a little bit too close to the Korean belief in fan death...
What do you think?