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November 21, 2014


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Mirai also makes me think of the French given name Mireille (which may be etymologically related to the verb mirer that you mentioned). Illegal Pete's, on the other hand, sounds like a raffish distant cousin of Legal Sea Foods.

"Pineapple" would be problematic here in Australia. There is a colloquial expression "to get the rough end of the pineapple" meaning to get a raw deal. You have to specify which end you're talking about...

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