I don’t know how many people are really interested in knowing how to spell Tsuyopon, but we’ve been given an official answer in SMAP POWER SPLASH on March 8, 2015!
— たまこ (@tamako4024) March 8, 2015
Two weeks ago on Sunday morning, I rolled over and saw Twitter was… atwitter with a bunch of “Tsuyopon” tweets. I was curious because I love Tsuyoshi and wanted to know what had happened. But it was also Sunday morning so I rolled back over and fell asleep without solving that mystery.
Well, it turns out – the big hoopla was that a listener wrote in asking how to spell Tsuyopon. Tsuyoshi provided the official spelling: つよポン. Mix of hiragana (つよ) and katakana (ポン).
Shingo said he wrote “Tsuyopon” with whatever he felt like at the time when blogging, but I guess from now on it’ll need to be つよポン!
Yes! An official spelling! It means some of us have to go around and update any ‘misspellings’ we may have… 😉
Oh, and @tamako4024 tweets a lot about Tsuyoshi and has some really cute drawings… so follow!
Forget the official spelling. I can’t remember the exact episode, but in a later SMAP POWER SPLASH airing, Shingo complained that using つよポン didn’t seem natural. So the official spelling now? Whatever you want. Thanks Tsuyopon!