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

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[Reverend William Archibald] Spooner, of the reversed consonants and other verbal mixups, and warden of New College, was "walking with a friend in North Oxford and meeting a lady dressed in black, to whom he lifted his hat... 'Poor soul,' he said, 'very sad; her late husband, you know, a very sad death—eaten by missionaries.'"

(from a review of The New Oxford Book of Literary Anecdotes)



meaning: thunder, lightning

雷雨 == raiu == (noun) thunderstorm
地雷 == jirai == (noun) land mine

Top radical is 'rain' (雨). Bottom radical is 'field' (田), here acting phonetically to express 'reverberate', a reference to thunder. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Rain falls on field amid thunder and lightning.'

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

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