弱虫 (よわむし)/ 泣き虫 (なきむし)

They may not be the most pleasant of words, but for some reason I find these words quite amusing. Yowamushi which means coward, and nakimushi which means crybaby are both spelt with the kanji 虫 (fly). It’s as if to say, by acting cowardly or being a crybaby, you become as insignificant as a fly.

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