Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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Now, from the shlogosphere

Trash log. So, is this a 'shlog'?


My oldest cat, Slithy Tove, died over a year ago. I miss him, but I think the younger cat, Tagalong, misses him more. They got along well, and seemed to provide the kind of companionship for each other that a human can't. I've been vaguely on the lookout for a new cat for the past six months, and my vet promised to keep her eye out for a nice kitten. I got a call yesterday that one of the vet's tech's cats has four month-old kittens. I'm going over this morning to take a look at them, although I won't be able to bring one home for another two weeks at least.


SAKU

meaning: policy, plan, whip

政策 == seisaku == policy
国策 == kokusaku == national policy


Top radical is 'bamboo' (竹), here meaning 'thin strip of wood'. The bottom radical is a Non-General Use character meaning 'thorn', acting phonetically to express 'beat'. Thus, this character originally meant, 'to beat with a strip of wood', leading it its current meaning of 'whip'. Its other meanings come from a confusion with another character. Henshall suggests taking the bottom radical as a 'tree (木) with droopy branches', and as a mnemonic: 'Plan to fix droopy tree branches with bamboo.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
Gahoh kanji movie

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