n.— «Fukubukuro, practiced by Japanese merchants, is one way for retailers to say thanks to their customers, and Ala Moana Center will start 2005 with the tradition. Fukubukuro literally means “surprise bag” and is a grab bag with mystery contents priced at least 50 percent off the retail value of the merchandise inside.» —“Style File” Honolulu Star-Bulletin (Hawaii) Dec. 30, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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