The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.
— James D. Nicoll
|Originally a pictogram of a stomach, with 'flesh' (肉) below it; the latter radical is now represented by the 'moon' radical, and the former by 'field' (田). Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Fleshy stomach seen in field.' Ewwww.|