A sequel to this CAPTCHA question, but no one posts for me this time so...

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legends (image #)
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4  5  6
7  8  9

It was this test that prevented me from being a human, for I couldn't find any other sushi in images above. (The image #0 is a sample, and I already ticked off #4, where I saw multiple sushi on the dish in the middle before it shrank a little.) Some users said that #1 looked like sushi, which is, in Japanese sense of word, nothing but unadon, a dish with plain rice and grilled eel, and is distinct from sushi.

Do English speakers perceive #1 or other ones as (or are reasonably confused with) "sushi", or should I just blame Google? I don't want to believe a hamburger is a sushi as well as a sandwich :)

  • Did you ever figure out what the "correct" answer was?
    – Catija
    May 24, 2015 at 4:28
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    #1 appears to be Japanese food of some sort; it's pretty likely it was accidentally selected as being sushi, either by an automated search or a less than astute programmer.
    – user15474
    May 24, 2015 at 5:02
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    I got this one recently. I believe it was #1. It is such a poor photo; I thought the front middle item might be a California roll but that is just a guess. Anyway by process of elimination it couldn't be any of the others.
    – user3169
    May 24, 2015 at 5:03
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    I do not believe this question is off topic. Please actually read the content of the question before saying it's asking a "Basic question on spelling, meaning or pronunciation".
    – Catija
    May 24, 2015 at 5:22
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    I believe that generally, American English speakers conflate "sushi" and "sashimi" unless they have some experience to teach them the difference. If it has raw fish and/or has rice rolled up in seaweed, we'll probably call it "sushi'.As for the CAPTCH, I think William Kappler is right. (1) looks like it might have sushi in it, but it's a bad image.
    – TecBrat
    May 24, 2015 at 7:54

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It is likely 1 is the other "sushi" they are looking for. My guess is that the images were automatically selected by an image search. #1, given it is Japanese food, might have come from a page that also discussed sushi, and was thus misidentified as containing it.

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