Posted by: xindaya | June 28, 2008

If You Hadn’t Nailed Him to the Perch He’d be Pushing up the Daisies

Chances are that you are sitting there, like I was, trying to read some scrawled chicken-scratchings purported to be Chinese.  You know that the word you are looking at should be ‘died,’ but the glory of Chinese allows for many different combinations that mean that.  To do a decent transcription, you certainly need, like I did, 166 synonyms for ‘die’ in Chinese.

God, i love the internet.

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