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Friday Five

1. Are you superstitious?
No. It's unlucky to be superstitious.

2. What extremes have you heard of someone going to in the name of superstition?
That would probably be people with bad OCD who can barely accomplish anything because of having to perform endless rituals before acting. Or maybe the guy who got scurvy because he ate nothing but peanut butter for year.

3. Believer or not, what's your favorite superstition?
Babe Ruth:  "I have only one superstition. I make sure to touch all the bases when I hit a home run."

4. Do you believe in luck? If yes, do you have a lucky number/article of clothing/ritual?
"Luck favors the prepared mind." I guess a prepared mind is my lucky article. Damned shame I forget and leave it at home on the night stand all the time.

5. Do you believe in astrology? Why or why not?
Because it's complete and utter bullshit?


 

JI, SHI
shime(su)
meaning: silkworm

暗示 == anji == hint
告示 == kokuji == notice, bulletin


The 'T' was originally a pictograph of an altar. The bottom right and left strokes represented drops of blood. The top stroke seems to have indicated a sacrifice placed on the altar. This character no longer has anything to do with altars, but as a radical (ネ), it is often found in characters that have something to do with the gods or worship. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Drops of blood from altar sacrifice show will of gods.'

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

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