kokku-san. This is the Japanese pronunciation of cook (and a word that is also used for chef).
Even though I’ve been here for over 5 years, the cry of kokku-san never fails to amuse me. Kokku obviously sounds like cock, with the added san being a polite term similar to Mr. (or Ms.). So it means that after years of study and hard work, a chef ends up saddled with the name Mr. Cock.
As comedy goes, I know it’s not exactly high brow, but you’ve got to admit it’s pretty funny. No?
It’s childishly amusing, and that’s all that matters 🙂
It’s nice to know it’s not just me that thinks like that.