GRAND PRIX

The grand prix is chosen from answers submitted
from all over the globe.

1st round: winner
announcement

Theme

What kind of new taxi service
would you never want to encounter?

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The driver checks if your new shirt tag is itchy one or not.

Original textThe driver checks if your new shirt tag is itchy one or not.

Hell Motel / Japan

It is rather common to have detailed answers in Oogiri, thus having a ingenius line about checking an itchy shirt tag is great.

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A mysterious piece of metal is handed out.

Original textA mysterious piece of metal is handed out.

janet / America

I also like nonsense style answers. Perhaps in the original Oogiri there were people who painted. I can feel the humor from using “metal” in the answer.

Signal can be ignored up to 5 times

Original textSignal can be ignored up to 5 times

MATSU / Japan

Although this answer is very standard, it is powerful in its simplicity and you get it easily. Choosing 5 as the number of times is also great. In the first place, you should not ignore the signal.

Half day accident scene tour

Original textHalf day accident scene tour

tiger / Japan

This answer is short and sweet. However, there is no such thing as a taxi service tour, so it may be easier to understand if they included more explanation in the answer like “a half day accident scene tour if it’s your birthday”.

2nd round: winner
announcement

Theme

Give an opening line for a love letter
that is sure to get you rejected.

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The life is a series of compromise.

Original textThe life is a series of compromise.

0kcal / Peru

This answer felt natural and has a beginner writer’s touch. I also like how it even has a hint of a pessimistic way of thinking.

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Dear Sir or Madame,

Original textDear Sir or Madame,

Hell Motel / Japan

It’s simple and easy to understand. I think it is good how it feels like just happening to open up about real thoughts.

I have a good story and a bad story.
Which would you like to hear first?

Original textI have a good story and a bad story. Which would you like to hear first?

rin / Japan

It’s good to give people discomfort from the start, but by saying that there is also a good story shows the kindness of the sender, which is nice.

There is a story in which I can receive money
every month without doing anything.

Original textThere is a story in which I can receive money every month without doing anything.

MS / Japan

It’s great how by starting off with a shady feeling, it explains that the situation is about deceiving.

3rd round: winner
announcement

Theme

What kind of doctor would you not
want to operate on you?

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Every time I insert a knife,
I say "Sorry".

Original textEvery time I insert a knife, I say "Sorry".

gjd / Somalia

Rather than a knife it might really be a scalpel. It shows a weakness and a kindness, but it’s nice how it also presents not being totally confident in someone’s skill.

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Spit out whiskey to affected area

Original textSpit out whiskey to affected area

fenders / Kazakhstan

I remember methods like this used as an anesthetic or disinfectant alternative in old movies and period dramas. This type of answer is expected, but it is easy to understand.

A doctor who sings his
original CUTTING SONG
during surgery.

Original textA doctor who sings his original CUTTING SONG during surgery.

Hell Motel / Japan

Although depending on what genre the original song is, the taste would change. It is good to sing and may be to be the doctor whom I can concentrate on by singing.

sunburn more than I need

Original textsunburn more than I need

t.is / Dominican Republic

I think the correct answer should be “a doctor that has more of a suntan than necessary”. No matter what occupation, you sometimes meet people who have a really intense suntan. “More than necessary” might be a useful word that can apply to different situations.

4th round: winner
announcement

Theme

It’s Christmas day and Santa Claus is crying.
What happened to him?

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A rebellious daughter is a thank-you message.

Original text반항기 딸이, 감사의 메시지.

Rin / Japan

No one probably believed her that her father was the red suit wearing Santa Claus, and it could have also been hard for her to understand. To get a letter of appreciation from that daughter, well that would of course make him bawl.

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Red Allergies

Original textRed Allergies

Thom / Japan

It must have been so hard on Santa with his red costume. It makes you wonder if he was able to successfully deliver all of the presents.

I ran into a taxi and ran away

Original textI ran into a taxi and ran away

ccc / Argentina

Santa knows that he should of course report to the police, but he probably thought that if he does, he would definitely not have enough time to deliver the presents to the children. But even for Santa Claus, it’s still wrong to not report an accident to the police.

Children all over the world started crying following the sunrise. Santa distributed toys that had wrong types of power plugs for each country.

Original textChildren all over the world started crying following the sunrise. Santa distributed toys that had wrong types of power plugs for each country.

Dai / Japan

That is a very big mistake. When trying to connect and make it move with electricity, not even being able to plug it into the outlet must have definitely been a shock. Why did such a mistake happen? I’m more curious about that.

5th round: winner
announcement

Theme

This person’s way of apologizing makes me so angry!
How does this person apologize?

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Wrote "Sorry" on my cake.

Original textWrote "Sorry" on my cake.

Hell Motel / Japan

Even though this is doing something that is both time consuming and requires effort, I like how there still is a sense of looking down on people.

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Skype apology

Original textSkype apology

David / United States of America

It is good that this reflects the thinking style of the new generation, and it’s also nice that it’s short and to the point.

I will see the hairline of
my hair on this side

Original textI will see the hairline of my hair on this side

g.h.d / Tunisia

Sometimes things like this do happen. It’s funny how it feels like their mind is elsewhere.

I'm scratching my elbow forever

Original textI'm scratching my elbow forever

p.j.a / Bermuda

It is funny how it feels like their heart is not there in the moment. It’s also good how it also feels like this is quite likely to actually happen.

6th round: winner
announcement

Theme

What kind of ninja do people hate?

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Curfew is strict.

Original textCurfew is strict.

Thom / Japan

It’s cliché, but it’s best to be simple. I like how it feels like they would also quickly ask “what time is it?” in a small voice.

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Posting favorite shuriken to Instagram

Original textPosting favorite shuriken to Instagram

dama / Madagascar

While ninjas originally live in the shadows, it’s funny to think of how they would also have a strong desire for approval.

My parents are rich

Original textMy parents are rich

how / Seychelles

It sounds like their feelings towards their jobs could be more uncertain than you would expect, and it’s nice how it feels like they aren’t totally into it.

Furusato tax return in Iga City is service of rental ninja.

Original textFurusato tax return in Iga City is service of rental ninja.

rin / Japan

As jobs for ninjas have disappeared, it makes you feel like this is the point that ninjas have reached.

7th round: winner
announcement

Theme

“Wow, she’s so bad at lying!”What’s the reason your female friend gave for cancelling at the last minute?

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I can not move because it is tangled with huge slices of rice cakes

Original textI can not move because it is tangled with huge slices of rice cakes

meet / Djibouti

It’s good that it’s a big mochi. It’s so simple and stupid. Something about it gives it the depth of an old tale, and it is also good that it lingers in your mind.

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A friend of my cousin's uncle died.

Original textA friend of my cousin's uncle died.

Thom / Japan

It’s standard, but it’s good that this type of relatability is easy to understand.

The soup doesn't cool.

Original textThe soup doesn't cool.

L.A / Panama

The soup doesn't get cold.

Original text스프가 식지 않고.

셰프 / Hong Kong, China

It comes across as being not serious and just trying to fake it with a joke, but either way, it gives off the feeling that they are guilty of suddenly canceling often.

Someone placed a big stone at the door of my house. I can not leave.

Original textSomeone placed a big stone at the door of my house. I can not leave.

god / Mauritania

Rather than “(I) put (the rock) there” I took it as grammatically being closer to “(the rock was) put there” which is the reason I chose it.

8th round: winner
announcement

Theme

An astronaut opened a restaurant called “NA-SA”,
what kind of place is it?

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Orihime and Hikoboshi showtime

Original textOrihime and Hikoboshi showtime

yyo / Brazil

It would be nice if it’s the kind of show that’s in the outskirts of a city.

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Houston is asking your orders.

Original textHouston is asking your orders.

Thom / Japan

This is what you would want the waiters to say when they ask for your order.

The map of the restaurant shows the unit from the station "Hikari".

Original text餐厅的地图用"光年"来表示距离车站的单位

MRTdriver019942 / Chinese Taipei

It’s a concept that’s hard to believe, but then again this is a lie…

Dessert is oxygen

Original textDessert is oxygen

Poke Soda / New Zealand

There must be a type of dessert that only people that have experienced space can understand.

9th round: winner
announcement

Theme

What kind of spouse finding
lesson do people hate?

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Finally, janken.

Original text마지막은 가위바위보.

처음에는 구. / Hong Kong, China

It’s good how it’s simple and so stupid.

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The venue is a Chinese restaurant chain store

Original textThe venue is a Chinese restaurant chain store

gda / El Salvador

A place full of the usual customers would be a difficult place to use for a seminar, I bet people would leave on the spot just because of the location.

Watch the VTR of wild animals

Original textWatch the VTR of wild animals

gwd / Zambia

It feels kind of effortless, which is good but I also like how it feels like this would actually exist.

All teachers are single.

Original textAll teachers are single.

Thom / Japan

It’s easy to understand why this wouldn’t have persuasiveness.

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