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

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Everyone has words they like too much and use too much.

Here's one of mine.

'Something'. You wouldn't think one could misuse a common word like 'something', would you? Think again.

...something with the naked legs and buttocks of a man
Something else came behind it, like a bull mixed together with a crocodile...
Something else fell past the window, something large and black...
Something was afoot far away...
...something like a bear, with a half-human face...
Something brushed against Sean's face, like cloth... was one of those secret rules that adults have but never speak of, something one just mustn't do.
"Well," he said at last, "this is a problem. It is something..." He paused, and seemed lost for words. "It is something that never should have been able to happen.

"But pick something else. This matter is too dangerous for you..."

And that's just in the first 5000 words of my novel-in-progress.

What words do you like and use too much?


meaning: manuscript, straw

投稿 == doukou == (noun which can take する to act as a verb) contribution, submission
稿料 == kouryou ==  (noun) advance for manuscript, copy-money

Left radical is 'rice plant/grain plant'. Right radical is 'tall' (高). The character was originally a reference to the 'tall part of the grain stem', or the stalk. This meaning led to 'straw'. 'Manuscript' is a borrowed meaning. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Manuscript about tall rice plants.'

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

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