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Saturday, October 02, 2021

I know you’re just achin’ to get one of those hip-hip-hip Chinese symbol tattoos. Most likely on your bicep, or else your butt.

But before you submit to the needle, please, please, consult with Hanzi Smatter, Tian’s public-service blog for exposing the rampant misuse of Chinese characters (han zi) in American culture. Remember: Lou’s Tattoos might tell you that that pretty character combo represents “Energy and Sky”, but for all you know, it might really translate as “Mountain Goat”.

When title suggestions were being solicited for this new blog, I suggested the title of this post, and “Tonal Deaf” (drawing from my knowledge that Chinese is a tonal language). I was summarily shouted down in the press club.

- Costa Tsiokos, Sat 10/02/2021 11:22:40 AM
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