Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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In my continuing helpful list of things to remember not to do:

Forwarded to me by a colleague with an interest in toxicology.

This is an extreme example of the typical cause of snakebite in a developed nation. The usual snakebite victim in the U.S. today is a young male who keeps a rattlesnake as a pet and is bitten while attempting to feed it. By hand. While drunk.

Desert rescue services in the Southwestern states have logged tens of thousands of hours of desert rescues, often at night, without a single snakebite to a crew member.


KATSU

sube(ru), name(raku)
meaning: slip, slide, smooth

滑稽 == kokkei == (noun, adjective that takes な) funny, humorous, comical, laughable, ridiculous, joking
円滑 == enkatsu == (noun, adjective that takes な) harmony, smoothness


Left radical is the radical version of 'water'. Right radical is 'bone' (骨), which acts phonetically to express 'emerge'. Thus, 'water emerging/flowing'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Water on bones makes them smooth and slippery.'

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

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