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This week someone met my chihuahuas Chai and Masala for the first time and asked which is my favorite. I refuse to play favorites because that's just poor parenting. It's different, though, when it comes to kanji. Next week I'll post essay 1492 on 扇 (fan), a kanji that stands out as particularly stimulating. There are so many surprising uses of this character that I'll blog...

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Essay 1492 on 扇 (fan) Is Coming Next

Here's what you can expect in coming weeks on Joy o' Kanji:

June 23: essay 1492 on 扇 (fan)

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Now Out: Essay 1949 on 睦 (intimacy) and 5 New-Monics

The 259th essay has posted! Essay 1949 on 睦 (intimate, friendly, harmonious) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

This spiky character may not look the part, but it is the kanji of...

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Crappy, Shoddy, and Incompetent

Not long ago, I told one of my proofreaders that I had dreamed about her. The response I received was classic: "I'm sorry for bothering you in your dream." That may be the most Japanese thing anyone has ever said to me!

At least, I assumed she was being typically Japanese, apologizing when she had no cause to, but I later learned that she was just joking. 

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On Deck

Essay 1949 on 睦 (intimate) Is Coming Next

Here's what you can expect in coming weeks on Joy o' Kanji:

June 16: essay 1949 on 睦 (intimate, friendly, harmonious)

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