Tenya Wanya (てんやわんや)

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Jun 26, 2017 19:39 English essay
When participating in a drinking party, sometimes it becomes "tenya wanya" (てんやわんや).

"Tenya wanya" is a term that represents that a lot of people are moving disorderly and they're being confused.

It is thought that this term comes from two words, "tenden" and "waya."

"Tenden" means "each," and "waya" is a Kansai dialect, which means "impossible" or "unreasonable."

"Tenya wanya" was used as a slang term since the Edo period, but it became very popular in 1948 because it was used as a title of a novel in a newspaper and the novel became a movie.