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Essay 1532 on 憎 (to hate, detest) Is Up

The 100th essay has posted! Woo-hoo! Essay 1532 on 憎 (to hate, detest) is now up and available for purchase. Here's a preview:

It's important to know if others hate you. It's even more crucial to recognize that someone is using 憎 ironically to say that you're cute or amazing. Find out when the Japanese avoid mentioning hatred and when they're surprisingly direct. See which book titles contain 憎, including one about tsunami victims who simply can't hate the sea. And enjoy a folktale about love gone horribly awry.


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