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

rachelmanija talks about a type of plot device in which the writer leads the reader to expect Outcome A or Outcome B. Instead, the reader gets Outcome C, which may be more satisfying than either A or B. Good stuff. Read it.


SHAKU


meaning: ladle, measure

一勺 == isshaku == one shaku
十勺 == jisshaku == ten shaku


Derived from a pictograph of a scoop or ladle. It is now used almost exclusively as a counter for 'scoopful', which has been standardized as 0.02 liters. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Tilted ladle still keeps measure of contents.'

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

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