Chindogu is a Japanese expression, named after Yadayada Sapetoku who was known for the dazzling amounts of time and energy he spent to be creative useless. It has everything to do with uselessness and virtuosity. It can be a noun, a verb, an adjective, an adverb, or a yet-to-invent grammatical item. Well, let's start with the applications that already have been research, shall we?
Chindogu, pl. Chindogus, diminutive Chindoggy
- A person capable of an extraordinary performance, the development of which has costed him or her an insane amount of time, and that is as spectacular as it is totally useless.
~ David Copperfield watching a video of himself.
- The aforesaid performance itself
- A Bavarian folk dance.
- An object that resolves a painfully banal human problem, and causes a couple more when applied.
~ Ray Charles about his new parabolic-antenna-that-also-keeps-the-rain-out-of-the-chimney.]]
- An animal that has been trained to do something remarkable and utterly superfluous.
~ Charlton Heston about his new guard dog.
I Chindogu, you Chindogu, he Chindogus, we all Chindogu, and they're at it too! Only yesterday I've been Chindoguing, because this bloke on YouTube had Chindogued one time too much!
- To Perform something very special, something that even could resolve a nagging daily petty problem, while causing collateral damage galore.
~ The Secretary of Defense once too much.
Chindogu, Chindoguer, Chindoguest.
- Indicates that, however clever and well thought out a noun is, it all boils down to something completely useless, a nuisance even.
- People will always try to outclass each other, and this Adjective can contribute a lot to that social phenomenon.
- Indicates that even a an unsuspicious adjective or verb can go miles resolving simple troubles through complicated contraptions.
New Grammatical Items Try to find a Chindogu application that can be considered one of the following grammatical items, and use it in a sentence.
- Article: ________________________________
- Preposition: ________________________________
- Conjunction: ________________________________
- Smurf: ________________________________
- Other: ________________________________
Please note the last line, and feel free to add a brand new grammatical item to Shakespeare's tongue!
Translate the following sentences:
- I Chindogu so Chindogu today, isn't that Chindogu?
- A Chindogu Chindogu Chindoguing how to Chindogu is a Chindogu Chindogu
Please find the solution further down there somewhere.
- Q: I can do something useless and stupid, is it a Chindogu then?
A: No it isn't, you useless stupid!
- Q: I am useless at about anything. Am I a Chindogu?
A: No you aren't, you useless piece of uselessness!
A: What does that have to do with the price of fish you plonker
The Philosophical Aspect, or Chindogu NFAQ
- Do all our actions and the results thereof need to be useful?
- Are things around us as useful as we think them to be?
- What would the world be without Chindogu?
- Why am I asking you?
You made it!
Yessss! Congratulations! Awarddeservingly and most Chindoguly, you got through the whole page! That means that you might be willing to know how much the word Chindogu has been read today, and this nifty high-tech device on the right will help you with that. Your performance also shows that you're The Real McCoy, and that you'll probably be able to crack a record -cloc- crack a record cloc- crack a record -cloc- crack a record -cloc- crack a record...
- Biggest Chindogu, and its counterpart, the Smallest Chindogu.
- Longest Chindogu, and its etc...
- Silliest Chindogu, etc...
- Oldest Chindogu.
- Fastest Chindogu.
- Chindoguest Chindogu.
Now you've done it again... that's why there is a second counter here. You'll have noticed by now that it is slightly ahead of the first one, and I hope I don't have to explain why. Since you're good. Shindogu but good.
- Years may have passed while refining it!
- I smurf so smurf, is that smurf?
- Un schtroumpf schtroumpf schtroumpfant schtroumpfer est un schtroumpf schtroumpf.
- We'll forget about the references: they're only there to add a research touch to the page anyway...
- Again, feel free to add a category: uselessness is not the only aspect of Chindogu. Creativity, bro, creativity!
- And its counterpart. You knew it, didn't you?
- Even this one has its counterpart? True!