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Now Out: Five New-Monics

Ulrike created the following new-monics (which are free!):

砲 (1800: cannon)
縫 (1804: to sew)
坊 (1807: Buddhist priest)
妨 (1808: to hinder)
紡 (1814: to spin)

JOK Notebook

Indolent Indulgences

It's a warm day here, and although I have the caffeine jitters, I also have the sense that it's the time of year when everyone wants to go more slowly. Indolence is the name of the game. For today, then, I'll focus on fun, which is to say Quick Quizzes.

Quiz 1

What could the following term mean:

徐波睡眠 (じょはすいみん)    ...

On Deck

Essay 1842 on 眠 (to sleep) Is Coming Next

Here's what you can expect next on Joy o' Kanji after a short break:

July 26: essay 1842 on 眠...

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Now Out: Essay 1580 on 秩 (to be in order) and 5 New-Monics

The 342nd essay has posted! Essay 1580 on 秩 (to be in order) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

The 秩 kanji represents a type of orderliness way beyond the Marie Kondo kind. A life can be in...

JOK Notebook

From Serious Practice to Unfounded Nonsense in a Flash

I really like this artistic ad, and I've now used it in two essays:

Photo Credit: Eve Kushner...