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Now Out: Essay 2094 on 箸 (chopsticks) and 5 New-Monics

The 413th essay has posted! Essay 2094 on 箸 (chopsticks) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Learn how chopsticks can rest and bathe—and what “pregnant chopsticks” signify. See how 箸 can serve as a stand-in for “eating.” If a human uses one end of chopsticks, find out who eats from the other end. Discover dozens of chopstick taboos, and see which ones remind people of funerals. Find out about the おてもと on chopstick wrappers, and learn why the Chinese dropped 箸.  

Also, Ulrike created the following new-monics:

配 (368: distribution)
祈 (1124: to pray)
朽 (1150: decay)
互 (1236: mutual)
吹 (1452: to blow)


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