Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.

The oldest known statue has been discovered in a cave in Germany. It's said to be 30,000 years old.

And it's a furry.

"These discoveries have incredible significance," says Clive Gamble, an archaeologist at the University of Southampton, UK. "They depict the animal world in a semi-realistic way. It shows early man moving from his immediate world to an imaginative world."

Dude. It's a furry. Deal with it.

I'm sure we'll finding prehistoric UFO catchers next.

meaning: administer, official
司会者 == shikaisha == chairman, moderator, toastmaster, master of ceremonies
司令部 == shireibu == headquarters

Origin indelicate. Originally a mirror image of (后), and both pictographs represented the anus, a hole beneath buttocks. How it came to its present meaning is not clear, although other characters meaning 'buttocks' also relate to government officials, and may indicate a person doing sedentary work (i.e., sitting on his buttocks all day) in a building. Henshall suggests taking it as 'entrance' (口), 'one' (一), and a 'corner', and as a mnemonic: 'One official administers corner entrance.'

Stroke order from Josh's Chinese Lookup Thingy (animated)
Stroke order from Taka Kanji Database
Other info from Taka Kanji Database

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