Talk:Iron Sand Gathering Assault: Five Sun Nail

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Six or five???

Errr... it says Six but the kanji and romaji say five. Which is it??? (talk) 11:30, June 25, 2011 (UTC)Crow World

It's complicated. From what I could dig up, the kanji just after the five (寸), it can be used both for "inch" and for a traditional Japanese measuring unit, that is roughly 3.03 cm. An inch is 2.54 cm. Five 寸 are almost exactly six inches. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 14:59, June 25, 2011 (UTC)
You're missing the pun here, though. Five-sun nails are hardly ever used nowadays, except in a voodoo-like curse ritual, where it is driven into a straw doll. Actually converting the measurement — while just fine in most other contexts — kind of ruins this reference. —ShounenSuki (talk | contribs | translations) 09:15, June 28, 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, that's the kind of pun I can't get due to lack of cultural baggage. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 23:06, June 28, 2011 (UTC)