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In episode 4, Tomoko is using a shirt with a drawing.

Mokocchi and her shirt

The shirt has a drawing of a face, and すぐる (suguru) written on it.

Since this series makes references to others quite often, I wondered if the shirt is a reference to something.
If not, does the shirt have any significance at all?

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http://www.wordsense.eu/Suguru/ seems to define suguru as "male given name".
As far as referencing goes, I think it'd be reasonable to say it's just a picture of a guy's face where an equivalent to "guy" is written underneath.

  • I don't really buy this explanation. It seems too arbitrary. As noted here, suguru is internet slang derived from すぎる sugiru that roughly means something like "too much" or "excessively". I have a strong sense that Tomoko's shirt is related to this usage of suguru, but I haven't been able to figure out exactly what the relationship is. – senshin Sep 19 '13 at 19:06
  • Perhaps it's a double entendre. I could buy that she'd wear shirt that promoted "excessively" into "guys", "into" being that she's wearing a shirt of a guy. But I might be a little too imaginative. Or maybe the right amount. Hope you have better luck finding a better relationship of the two. I'd like to be sure in the end. – Daz C Sep 19 '13 at 19:25
  • Suguru is also a common forename in Japanese. – krikara Sep 21 '13 at 23:40

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