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Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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I have read The Corsair, downloaded The Website @ the End the Universe's 2007 SF calendar, & have nothing else to do.



Wikipedia randomness: I was trying to find out whether 'Jeannot' is really a diminutive of 'Jean' (it is, as best I can tell), and stumbled across this Wikipedia page.

God, this brings out the college sophomore in me. Look, funny names!

I'm embarrassed to admit I really enjoy bizarre names. They're like outsider art. Like the Watts Towers. Who knew that naming a kid anything out the ordinary is judicially frowned in in Scandinavia?1 It is, in Sweden and Denmark at least (see: Christophpher). There's a fine for naming your kid oddly. And they keep fining you until you change it. Eeeg.

I mean, what does freedom mean, if not that you can name your kid  Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116 if you darned well want to? Sweden and Denmark are on the slippery slope to appellative tyranny, if you ask me. They came for the Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116s, and I said nothing, because I was not a Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116...

And how can you not love Tarquin Fin-tim-lin-bin-whin-bim-lim-bus-stop-F'tang-F'tang-Olé-Biscuitbarrel, a British politician who formally named himself after a Monty Python Silly Party candidate, IIRC?

Or Yorkshire Bank PLC Are Fascist Bastards, who renamed himself after a dispute with a bank over a £20 overdraft fee?

1. Besides Scandinavians, of course.



NEI

mushi(ro)

meaning: peace, preferably

丁寧 == teinei == (noun, adjective that takes な)  polite, courteous, careful, care, kind, close, thorough, conscientious
安寧 == annei == (noun, adjective that takes な) public peace




Top radical is 'roof/house'. Bottom radical is an obsolete character meaning 'peace'. It is composed of 'heart/feelings' (心), 'dish' (皿), and the bottom radical, originally 'twisting water weed'. Henshall suggests remembering the bottom radical as 'nail' (丁), 皿 as a variant of 'eye' (目), and as a mnemonic: 'Feel peaceful home preferable to nail in eye.'

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

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