I'm always on the look-out for new words in English. Urban Dictionary is interesting, but very random, completely non-scholarly, and half the entries seem to be jokes. I started a community for WordSpy a while back, but then WordSpy died. Hm. It seems to have started up again, but I'm no longer getting its emails. It also has an LJ rss feed, wordspy_rss, so I'm not going to revive the community.
I've stumbled upon another new word site, Double-Tongued Word Wrester, which seems excellent. It's run, apparently as a busman's holiday, by a professional lexicographer who works for Oxford University Press. It has a LJ feed, dtww, but so far there are only two of us on it.
I'd never heard of the 'three plastic animals' rule. A side effect of the culture wars. Dearie, dearie me.
== shisei == (noun, adjective that takes な) female
|Right radical is the radical form of 'bird'. Left radical is a Non-General Use character meaning 'this/here', composed of 'foot/stop' (止) and 'sitting person' (ヒ); here being used phonetically to express 'small'. The idea of 'female' apparently derives from the idea that of male and female birds, the female is generally smaller. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Female person stops and sits on bird.'|