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Now Out: Essay 1838 on 漫 (Random), a Blog, and 5 New-Monics

The 254th essay has posted! Essay 1838 on 漫 (random; rambling; boundless) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

There's water in 漫! See why! Also learn why the "man-" of "manga" means "random" and what "manga" used to mean, as well as the history of manga. Discover terms for "yelling at someone for no good reason," "browsing," and other random acts. Also learn to talk about unrestrained speech, out-of-hand government spending, a pervasive smell, and a riot of cherry blossoms.

Using the accompanying game on the Character Home Page, you can practice the vocabulary in the essay after reading it.

Also, there's a new JOK Notebook post called "Random Jottings."

Finally, Ulrike has produced a batch of new-monics (which are free!):

削 (1298: to whittle)
肖 (1391: likeness)
宵 (1396: early evening)
脱 (1560: to remove)
胞 (1796: small membranous sac)


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