Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
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We thought French horns were totally butch!

Hunters urged to shoot only dark-nosed lions.
via Nature Science Update

Elsewhere in the news, in Kenya sales of zinc oxide ointment skyrocket.

From a post on the newsgroups:

One of my manuscripts sat in one agent's office for ten years. The truth is I forgot about it as I continued to write and submit other work. To add insult to injury, when the box with the MS came back it was full of cat hair and one corner looked suspiciously like a cat had been working its claws on it. And this came from someone who was considered a very 'reputable' agent. She no longer agents fiction authors, so that's probably a good thing.

Write-write: pluggin' away at 'Tragedies'.


meaning: confer, teach

教授 == kyouju == teaching, professor
天授 == tennu == natural gifts

Left radical is 'hand', right radical is 'receive' (受), the latter used here in its literal sense of 'convey'. The idea of 'conveying with a hand' lead to wider meanings of telling and teaching. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Teacher's hand confers receipt.'

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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