Today’s word: imo-nechan
This is one of the nicknames my dad gave to me when I was a kid. Imo means “potato” and nechan is the diminutive of o-nesan, meaning “older sister” or, in certain contexts, “girl.”
That I was called “Potato Girl” did not mean I looked like a potato. Potatoes were my favorite food, in all manner of preparations– boiled, mashed, french fried, baked, saladed, you name it. My mom used to make these little potato balls which I could eat several in one sitting.