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

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Hehe! It sounds like Eugene Volokh, a blogging lawyer (no, not kind of lawyer I hate, another kind) is writing a YA time travel novel. Isn't that what you'd make of this request to his readers?

A 'palimpsest' is manuscript, usually on vellum, that has been cleaned of its original writing by being physically scraped so that it could be re-used. One of Archimedes' mathematical treatises, the 'Stomachion', has recently been recovered from a palimpsest in which it was overwritten by a 13th century Christian prayer book. (Sometimes Clio is just a little heavy-handed with her symbolism, isn't she?) The recovery process involved both ultraviolet light and computerized image enhancement and noise reduction. I just think this is cool.
via OxBlog

Weather reports are for two to four inches of 'wintry mix' this morning. It's already started.

I do not like this wintry mix.
It sleets! It snows! It's full of tricks:
It makes me slip and slide and fall.
I do not like it! Not at all!
I do not like it on my walk,
I do not like it on my block.
I do not like it on the street,
I do not like it on my feet.
It is not worth a tinker's damn.
I do not like it, Sam-I-am!

meaning: price, value, worth

価値 == kachi == value
価格 == kakaku == price

The left radical is 'person' (人), right radical is the radical form of 'west' (西). This character was originally a variant of 'sell' (売), meaning 'trader'. The radical for 'person' was added later. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Person from west has price on head.'

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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