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

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Nick Lowe being cruel about cliches and lazy writing in general. A sample:

Clench Racing

The rules are simple. Each player takes a different volume of The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, and at the word "go" all open their books at random and start leafing through, scanning the pages. The winner is the first player to find the word "clench". It's a fast, exciting game -- sixty seconds is unusually drawn-out -- and can be varied, if players get too good, with other favourite Donaldson words like wince, flinch, gag, rasp, exigency, mendacity, articulate, macerate, mien, limn, vertigo, cynosure.... It's a great way to get thrown out of bookshops. Good racing!

I have never been able to read Donaldson.

Okay, so you have your adjectives and adverbs under control. What verbs and nouns are you a little too fond of?


meaning: investigate (wrong)

弾劾 == dangai == (noun) impeachment, accusation, censure
劾奏 == gaisou == (noun which can act as a verb using する) report of an official's offence to the emperor

Right radical is 'strength/effort' (力). The right radical is a Non-General Use character for the zodiac sign of the Hog, being used phonetically to express 'examine thoroughly'. Henshall suggests taking the left radical as a 'broken' variant of 'thread' (糸), and as a mnemonic: 'Make effort to investigate breaking of thread.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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