Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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Okay, I've been trying out that Library Thing Unsuggester.

I discover:

1) People who like Evelyn Waugh's The Loved One don't like Laurell K. Hamilton. A lot. Book after book they don't like her. Huh. I adore The Loved One, and I happen to have Guilty Pleasures right here, ready to read, because I hadn't read any LKH, and I wondered what all the noise was about. I'm, um, so looking forward to reading it now...

2) People who like Atlas Shrugged don't like Advanced Perl Programming. ...the hell? Anyway, I've got the panther book right here, and yes, I've read some of it (the stuff about calling assembly routines from Perl, at least), and anyway, everyone knows it's csh that creeps Objectivists out, not Perl. Whatta buncha noobs!

3) People who like Kelly Link don't like best sellers, especially best sellers by lawyers.

...

MARJORIE! I'M SORRY! I'M SURE YOU'RE NOTHING LIKE JOHN GRISHAM!!!

4) No matter what book I input, among my unsuggested books are always a least a few knitting books. True dat. I'm not likely to buy, read, or use a knitting book.

5. No matter what book I input, whether it's Linux in a Nutshell or Stranger in a Strange Land, half or more the books on my unsuggested list are Christian books.

That's interesting. There's a huge universe of Christian books and Christian readers, who are sort of the dark matter and dark energy in the publishing cosmology. Unseen, unsuspected by many people, but possessed of a huge amount of mass that exerts significant gravitational force on the rest of the publishing continuum.

They don't interact with normal matter much.

But if you took a Borders, filled it with dry-cleaning fluid, and buried it in a gold mine in South Dakota, I'll bet you could spot a buyer of The Case for Christ : a journalist's personal investigation of the evidence for Jesus as they whizzed through.



What, the home theater? Uh, I ran out of time. Maybe tomorrow.




TOKU


meaning: supervise, urge

督促 == tokusoku == (noun that can take する to act as a verb) urge, demand, importunity
督励 == tokurei == (noun that can take する to act as a verb) encouragement, urge




Bottom radical is 'eye' (目). Top radical is 'uncle' (叔), which acts phonetically to express 'fix (on)'. Fixing someone with your eye means to supervise them. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Uncle's eye supervises.'

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

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