A common misspelling and mispronounciation of the Japanese method of ritual suicide (seppuku
) known as Hara-Kiri, meaning to cut or slice the stomach or abdomen.
It was part of the (Samurai
) code of honour (Bushido
) and practiced amongst the warrior class.
The disgraced commander was ordered to commit hara-kiri for his actions.
Poiter: I'm so depressed I could commit hari-kari.
Jimbo: Isn't that an Indian restaurant?
Poiter: Oh yeah, I meant Hara-kiri.
October 09, 2009