There are already a lot of blogs and websites devoted to Engrish, and I think there are enough of them already, so I don’t want to make this kind of post a regular thing, but I’m more than a little curious about what a “Jesus body” might be. The product is a diet supplement and its spokesperson is Kaori Manabe, a television personality and gravure idol. Here’s what a “Jesus body” looks like:
These are my theories about what a “Jesus body” might be:
1. An emaciated body like Jesus after his 40 day and night “diet” in the wilderness?
2. A body that makes you say “Sweet Jesus!” when you see it?
3. Something about stigmata?
4. A reference to the Eucharist. Maybe the diet pills are in a wafer form, representing the “body of Jesus”?
5. A perfect body.
Got an idea or explanation? Leave it in the comments, please.
Not sure, but I see a mention of a ブログ on the advert. Is this some sort of Jesus blog?
I think it has to do with this: http://www.salamandersociety.com/slamtoons/celestial/2008/080415blash_jesus_waist_line.jpg
God-like (goddesses-like) body?
Probably it is a “Celestial” Body or something…beats me.
#2 is the closest, I think.
A few years ago, the Acom spokesgirl famous for her flat stomach and big bust used to do this gag where she’d go to various places wearing a fur coat and when everyone was looking, she’d drop it revealing a near-perfect body in a bikini, and then she’d shout “Jesus Christ!” in English. Don’t know what was funny about it, but it got a lot of laughs from the other tarento on the set. Anyway, from there, the beautiful body/Jesus-thing seemed to stick around.
Damn, I never dreamed I’d get a real answer to my stupid question.
Well, as of late I have heard the J-staff in my company say `Jesus!` then they hear or see something really amazing. Maybe is the current English expression trend or something.