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1
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1404冷cool

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To keep your water cool, just order some ice.

2
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1405領jurisdiction

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Two cowboys are crossing a state limit. One says to him “Did you know that in this Jurisdiction there are Orders to get your head?”, so he takes out his gun and shoots him. He claims the reward afterwards. (Thanks Fuaburisu).

3
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1406鈴small bell

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Some restaurants have a small gold bell to call someone to take customers’ orders.

4
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1407勇courage

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I imagined some kind of initiation rite in old China, where every young man has to show his courage. They then receive a chopseal which is a mark of their courage.

5
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1408通traffic

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I bounce down the road on my pogo stick, easily getting through the dense traffic. (Note: New primitive: chop-seal + utilize = pogo stick. Because a chop-seal is long and thin with a rubbery bit at the end. If it were big enough, you could utilize it as a pogo stick). [Edit: pogo stick also appears in 1409, 1690, 2530]

6
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1409踊jump

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The high #jump#er has his wooden leg fitted with a pogo stick, and can now jump even higher. (See my note at {1408} for pogo stick). EDIT (2 years later): Keyword “jump” leads to confusion later on (see cjon256’s post), #”Dancing”# would be better (but be sure to keep it distinct from {1774}). New Story: I was no good at #dancing# due to my wooden leg… until I had it fitted with a pogo stick!

7
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1410疑doubt

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(Katsuo) You come at the zoo entrance. Here sir, a spoon to feed the animals. cool and a dart(gun) in case stuff go wrong …. please chop-seal (sign) here for in case of accidents the zoo is not responsible. lion feeding time is. bla bla You are having serious doubts about if you still want to go into this zoo.

8
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1411擬mimic

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Ask a MIMIC to give an impression of DOUBT, and he will no DOUBT scratch his head with his FINGER

9
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1412凝congeal

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I doubt that the jello would congeal sitting on the counter, so I placed it in the icebox.

10
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1413範pattern

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this pattern made of bamboo is for a new model of car designed to leave as small an ecological fingerprint as possible.

11
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1414犯crime

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Crimes can often be solved using the tools of dogs and fingerprints.

12
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1415厄unlucky

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Seeing some finger prints at the edge of a cliff, I wondered who that unlucky person was.

13
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1416危dangerous

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You’re bound up by ropes to an unlucky person. It’s dangerous, because whatever happens to him will happen to you too.

14
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1417宛address

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Your address should be displayed on your house and mailbox.For the primitive: This is a hi-tech Japanese mailbox, it automatically lights up in the evening, and has a biometric fingerprint scanner.

15
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1418腕arm

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Like in Memento, I tattoo my address on my fore#arm# flesh so I don’t forget it. Kinda like me because I tend to forget my address… alll the fucking time.

16
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1419苑garden

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Japanese “#gardens#” aren’t anything more than a pot of flowers on top of the mailbox.

17
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1420怨grudge

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I had a little #grudge# against my ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend…so I ripped out his heart (like in indiana jones and the temple of doom) and then I left it in her mailbox

18
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1421柳willow

A

Having decided to use SIGN OF THE HARE rather than RECEIPT and STAMP my mnemonic goes as follows:The WILLOW is the TREE that droops likes a HARE’s ears.

19
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1422卵egg

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The Easter Bunny dropped an #egg# on my desk and got yolk all over my receipts and stamps.

20
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1423留detain

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Got a receipt for that dagger, son? If not, we’re going to #detain# you and send you to work in the rice fields.

21
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1424貿trade

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There’s a buyback program where you can trade in your dagger for money. But it’s quite ineffective, since only registered dagger-owners with the original receipts can participate, and not criminals with illegally-purchased daggers.

22
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1425印stamp

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before sticky backs, they had to staple stamps to letters

23
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1426興entertain

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To me, this looks like a pictograph of a road leading to the big city (see the buildings?) where there are plenty of places to be entertained. Unfortunately in this city, every store is the same: staples. What tools! [ayoung24]

24
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1427酉sign of the bird

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The sign of the bird on this whiskey bottle is of course the Famous Grouse blended Scotch.

25
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1428酒saké

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Sake is just watered down whisky

26
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1429酌bartending

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At the local pub, their bartending practises are unusual. They serve the whiskey by pouring it from a ladle, like one would from the punch bowl.

27
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1430酵fermentation

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The secrets of fermentation are passed to the son who displays the most filial piety.

28
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1431酷cruel

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It’s cruel to pour alcohol down a cow’s mouth.

29
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1432酬repay

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Imagine a different kind of tax refund - instead of money, the state repays you with whiskey.

30
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1433酪dairy products

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In an attempt to increase sales of dairy products, the grocery store is giving away a free miniature whiskey bottle with each dairy product you buy.

31
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1434酢vinegar

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Drinking alcohol that’s turned to vinegar feels like a saw going down your throat.

32
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1435酔drunk

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Whiskey with 90 percent alcohol will get you drunk. I don`t care who you are.

33
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1436配distribute

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To DISTRIBUTE WHISKY during Prohibition you had to be as sneaky as a SNAKE.

34
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1437酸acid

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Dealing alcohol requires a license, dealing acid requires fast legs (to run from the police).

35
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1438猶waver

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The waver for this kanji means to hesitate. I wavered before going into the bar with a bunch of horned wild dogs drinking whiskey straight out of the bottle.

36
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1439尊revered

A

I drank the Devil Whiskey and was #revered# by all. Too bad I had to have my anus glued shut from the damage it did to my digestive system…-revered means admire-

37
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1440豆beans

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Depicts a pot of BEANS, althought it looks more like a table on which the pot is resting.

38
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1441頭head

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The head of the family sits at the head of the table.

39
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1442短short

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He’s so #short#, he can’t even throw over a table while playing darts.

40
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1443豊bountiful

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The bountiful feast was so bountiful that it bent the table below it under its weight! いただきま〜す!

41
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1444鼓drum

A

Japanese festivals have #drums# so big, a samurai has to SIT (not stand) on a table to beat one with a tree branch!

42
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1445喜rejoice

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-feel or show great joy or delight.-The samurai sitting on the drum is on a stage, and the people below him are rejoicing with their mouths in unison. It helps me to imagine the placement this way.

43
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1446樹timber-trees

A

The hippies object to trees being cut down for timber. They have glued themselves to the timber-trees and are beating their drums.

44
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1447皿dish

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three dishes stacked side-by-side in a dishwasher

45
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1448血blood

A

vampire orders blood in one of those posh restaurants. Imagine his shock when all he gets is a giant white bowl and just a single drop of blood in the centre and a drizzling of balsamic around the edge. Disgusted he calls the manager over tells him its overpriced tosh and bites into his neck with a huge gush of blood spraying everywhere.

46
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1449盆basin

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The part of the kitchen sink in which you wash dishes in is the basin.

47
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1450盟alliance

A

(re: Raichu) An undercover alliance between Japan (the sun on its flag) and Turkey (the moon on its flag) detected by a surveillance satellite dish. http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20100126a3.html

48
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1451盗steal

A

you are so poor you dont know where your next dish will come from all you know is that you will have to steal it.

49
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1452温warm

A

If you leave #water# out in the #sun# in a #dish#, naturally it will get warm.

50
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1453監oversee

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The slavetrader #oversees# the slaves washing dishes int he kitchen. No reclining on the floor!

51
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1454濫overflow

A

Whos job is it to oversee the water level on the dam? Itts overflowing!

52
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1455鑑specimen

A

The overseer tags his slaves with gold earrings, just like #specimens#.an individual animal, plant, piece of a mineral, etc., used as an example of its species or type for scientific study or display.

53
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1456猛fierce

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The fierce WILD DOG attacked the CHILD who came near his feeding DISH.

54
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1457盛boom

A

Japan`s economic boom turned their empty plates into full ones.

55
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1458塩salt

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in the old days, salt was a worth alot, so it is not surprising to find someone reclining on the ground, mouth to plate, getting every last grain of that delicious salt.

56
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1459銀silver

A

Like gold, silver is a metal.

57
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1460恨resentment

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The athlete’s state of mind is nothing but resentment after getting the silver medal.

58
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1461根root

A

Since trees eat through their roots, one could imagine roots as tree silverware.

59
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1462即instant

A

he scratches off the silver stamp and discovers that he is an instant winner

60
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1463爵baron

A

An vulture stole the #baron#’s eye in the war, but now he has a silver coin glued in the socket instead.

61
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1464節node

A

counting the nodes on bamboo is an instant way to tell its age

62
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1465退retreat

A

you see a huge army of people in silver armour on the road so you retreat

63
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1466限limit

A

The speed #limit# at The Pinnacle is posted on silver signs.

64
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1467眼eyeball

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Eyeballs# made of silver. That’s what they use to play pachinko with, isn’t it?

65
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1468良good

A

A drop of silver is good, but a whole bar of it is better!

66
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1469朗melodious

A

[Image: `Moonlight sonata’] The moon has inspired many good composers (like Ludwig van Beethoven) to write something melodious.

67
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1470浪wandering

A

Water is a good thing to have when you’re out wandering.

68
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1471娘daughter

A

your daughter is a good girl……well, let’s hope so… :-)

69
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1472食eat

A

That umbrella looks good enough to eat!

70
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1473飯meal

A

I’m anti-fastfood. Sit down and eat a real meal!

71
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1474飲drink

A

When you lack food, just drink something to fill you up.

72
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1475飢hungry

A

The smell of cooked food wafts past you in the wind, making your stomach rumble and feeling hungry.

73
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1476餓starve

A

All those starving models in Hollywood - they want to eat, but their ego (about their appearance and trim look) makes sure they grin and bear it!

74
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1477飾decorate

A

Naked sushi: a lady reclining on a towel as #decoration# for the food laid out on her.

75
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1478館Bldg.

A

This Bldg. is like all the other government buildings - they house bureaucrats who sit around sipping wine and eating expensive meals at the taxpayers expense.

76
Q

1479養foster

A

A sheep became the foster parent for a wolf pup, feeding it with milk. This story cannot end well…

77
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1480飽sated

A

My gluttony was only #sated# after I ate the hamburger AND the wrapper!-satisfied to the full-

78
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1481既previously

A

Distinguish from {501}. Think of previously as “the previous customer” in a restaurant. At a cheap sleazy diner, the waitress gives you unwashed silverware that was previously used by the previous customer. Yuck.

79
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1482概outline

A

A murder has been commited. A corpse was found under a tree. The police chalks the outline of the victim, an old silvered-haired waitress working at a restaurant nearby.

80
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1483慨rue

A

If you don’t leave some silver as a tip, you will rue the day you earned the resentment of your waitress-bitterly regret-

81
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1484平even

A

There’s an even covering of water lilies on the pond at 金閣寺(きんかくじ) the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto

82
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1485呼call

A

I’m a lazy fisher, so I genetically engineered a lily pad with a fishing hook at the stem and a mouth to call me whenever it catches something.

83
Q

1486坪two-mat area

A

A two-mat area is plenty of space for sleeping in a tent but you won’t be comfortable unless the ground is even.

84
Q

1487評evaluate

A

Good #evaluation# should always be words of even fairness.

85
Q

1488刈reap

A

Sheaf? No. This is the sign of the X-Men. I’m going with Wolverine on this one.. Wolverine reaps the bad guys with his saber-like claws.

86
Q

1489希hope

A

Wolverine (sheaf, see {1488}) hopes they invent linen sheets that he won’t keep shredding in his sleep.

87
Q

1490凶villain

A

Wolverine (sheaf, see {1488}) takes out a villain who can’t be cut by smacking the crap out of him with a shovel.

88
Q

1491胸bosom

A

As you know, female comics villains are always binding the flesh of their bosom up in interesting ways. One has to wonder how these clothes stay on their body at all…

89
Q

1492離detach

A

I’ve finally met my arch-rival, the evilest of all villains. Finally, I’m about to fight him. But what’s this? He’s suspiciously quiet. I move to attack him, and his right arm falls off at the elbow. Strange. I walk up to him and detach his left arm. Very strange. I undo his belt, and take off his top hat… BLAST! It was just a decoy turkey!

90
Q

1493殺kill

A

Wolverine (sheaf, see {1488}) leaps over a tree and with one swipe of his claws kills a bad guy aiming a missle launcher.

91
Q

1494純genuine

A

Earthworm Jim’s prized possession is a genuine copy of the #1 issue of Spiderman

92
Q

1495鈍dull

A

the metal hook is too dull to even pierce an earthworm….

93
Q

1496辛spicy

A

The character in this frame pictures food whose taste is so hot and spicy that it makes the hairs on your body stand up as straight as needles.

94
Q

1497辞resign

A

This guy’s job is tasting the spicy curry at the local Indian Food Factory. He has to resign from his job before his tongue is rendered completely useless after all the spicy food that he has to try all day long…

95
Q

1498梓catalpa

A

The CATALPA is the tree that bears the SPICY Indian bean (NOTE - The Catalpa is also known as the “Indian Bean” due to the bean pods that grow from it).

96
Q

1499宰superintend

A

Superintendant Chalmers is dining at Principal Skinner’s house. He takes a bite of his meal which is unbelievably spicy. His wig pops off and he yells out: “SKINNERRR!”

97
Q

1500壁wall

A

Did anyone else used to put ketchup packets on the ground and jump on them so they spattered on the #wall#?

98
Q

1501避evade

A

You can try and evade them, but they’ll ketchup with you on the road…Sorry, couldn’t resist it.

99
Q

1502新new

A

(I don’t like the ‘red pepper plant’ primative so I just go for standing atop a tree). Here we have the woodcutter standing atop a tree waving his brand new axe. “Look what I got for christmas, yippee!”

100
Q

1503薪firewood

A

If your firewood is too new and still has flowers on it, it’s unsuitable for burning. You need drier wood.

101
Q

1504親parent

A

I remember this one the way the Japanese do: a parent standing on top of a tree watching what his or her kid is doing.

102
Q

1505幸happiness

A

happiness# is the ONE bite of SPICY curry.

103
Q

1506執tenacious

A

-keeping a firm hold-Tenacious-D is happy band led by a fat man. (It’s Tenacious-D time, ya muthafucka’, gwaoh!).

104
Q

1507報report

A

Recall the fashion model wearing just a stamp over his crotch ({1399}). When he got happy, of course, it ended up in the news report.

105
Q

1508叫shout

A

You can hold a CORNUCOPIA up to your MOUTH (like a megaphone) to SHOUT lounder. Also notice that the shape of CORNUCOPIA implies the shouts are 4 letter words.

106
Q

1509糾twist

A

a Pepsi promotion where you twist off the cap to find pictures of your favorite heroes like Spider-Man or members of the Fantastic Four

107
Q

1510収income

A

A prostitute with 4 crotches could sure pull in a big income.

108
Q

1511卑lowly

A

Lowly people only have a drop of brains and use nothing but 4-letter words

109
Q

1512碑tombstone

A

There is a grave of a lowly man with a tombstone made of a simple, small stone. If you bow really low you can read the very small inscription engraved on the stone, it says - “Now that you bowed so low to read this, you are as lowly as I once was”.

110
Q

1513陸land

A

My rice-seedlings have become sentient and will go on a mission. I can only apologise for the next 6 frames. In the distance, there is a pinnacle, which the newly-awakened rice-seedlings who are still stuck in the ground can see. Could it be the Promised Land?

111
Q

1514睦intimate

A

{1513} Some of them begin to see eye to eye about the possibility of reaching the promised land. A group of awakened rice-seedlings stuck in the ground becomes intimate and starts to form a plan.-closely acquainted; familiar, close.

112
Q

1515勢forces

A

{1513} The rice-seedlings still stuck in the soil gather round in a circle. Their combined power forces them out of the ground at last.

113
Q

1516熱heat

A

{1513} The rice-seedlings (newly freed from the ground but with soil still clinging to their roots) gather in a circle around an oven fire. They need to heat up prior to their journey (presumably plants can’t walk if they’re too cold?)

114
Q

1517菱diamond

A

{1513} Deciding to use the diamond-shaped water caltrop flower as cover/protection, the rice-seedlings with their walking legs (now free from soil), can start their journey.

115
Q

1518陵mausoleum

A

{1513} However, the pinnacle that the rice-seedlings finally reach with the use of their walking legs turns out not to be the Promised Land after all, but simply a mausoleum (containing many dead rice-seedlings exhausted from previous quests?). Oh no!a building, esp. a large and stately one, housing a tomb or tombs.

116
Q

1519亥sign of the hog

A

A greedy hog in a top hat who has eaten all of the acorns.He even elbows people out of the way to get them.

117
Q

1520核nucleus

A

The nucleus of an oak TREE is an ACORN.

118
Q

1521刻engrave

A

This famous ninja (I always use ninjas with sabres, distinct from samurai) used to engrave the kanji for his name onto acorns, and throw the acorns to distract his enemies. The legend goes that by the time his victims would pick up the acorn and read the engraved kanji, they were already dead.

119
Q

1522該above-stated

A

I asked my teacher what this strange word meant, and she furiously replied that it was explained in the above-stated paragraph before throwing an acorn at me!

120
Q

1523劾censure

A

Acorn Power is the people’s way to CENSURE a congressman you don’t agree with. Pelt your Senator with acorns today.the expression of formal disapproval.

121
Q

1524述mention

A

No-body #mention#ed that there was resin on the road. Now I’m stuck!

122
Q

1525術art

A

The definition of art is getting more and more loose these days. Why even some resin spilled onto the boulevard is now counted as art! Hmmph!

123
Q

1526寒cold

A

A cold lunch: in the house, celery, pre cooked animal legs (i.e. chicken drumsticks) and ice tea.

124
Q

1527醸brew

A

On the troical island of JOU, they brew whiskey while wearing grass skirts (top hats and scarves too). (Image: the strangely dresses islanders stirring a pot of brew. Careful {1430}).

125
Q

1528譲defer

A

(thanks chamcham) A graduate student in anthropology tells the University that he plans to defer his studies for a year, and instead conduct “field research” on the grass-skirt-wearing native women on the island of Jou.

126
Q

1529壌lot

A

My dream is to buy a small lot on a tropical island and spend the rest of my days relaxing in a grass skirt.

127
Q

1530嬢lass

A

Conversation at a party: A: “Who is that lass?” B: “Which one?” A: “The woman wearing the grass skirt.” B: “Alas, I don’t know”

128
Q

1531毒poison

A

If you grow up with a mother that drinks and smokes, you can be sure it’s poison in the stuff you get from her breasts.

129
Q

1532素elementary

A

When he was growing up, Venom never had many friends in elementary school. Maybe it explains why he turned out how he did.

130
Q

1533麦barley

A

If you eat lots of barley, you’ll grow up to have strong walking legs.

131
Q

1534青blue

A

“Once in a blue moon” refers to a rare event. But originally “blue moon” refers to a full moon, in other words a fully grown-up moon. Whether once a month is rare or not depends on what we’re talking about, but that happens to be the origin of the expression

132
Q

1535精refined

A

Very refined people in the upper classes have skin as pale as rice and blue blood.

133
Q

1536請solicit

A

That door-to-door salesman can stand outside ringing my doorbell until he’s blue in the face. There’s a big sign on my front door, and the words clearly say “No Soliciting”.

134
Q

1537情feelings

A

Spending too much time with one’s feelings leads to the “having the blues”, which we can put graphically as a blue state of mind.

135
Q

1538晴clear up

A

Sun and blue sky! Yep, the weather’s cleared up!

136
Q

1539清pure

A

Bottles of water claim to be pure. They’re generally in blue containers, because blue makes you feel like its that much more pure.

137
Q

1540静quiet

A

When someone you know who is normally talkative goes quiet, it’s usually a sign that they are contending with the blues.

138
Q

1541責blame

A

As one grows up, one typically starts to blame all of their problems on money.

139
Q

1542績exploits

A

Spidey’s exploits are world famous but still The Daily Bugle’s pages blame him for every problem out there.make full use of and derive benefit from (a resource)

140
Q

1543積volume

A

Wheaties and other cereals are sold by weight, not volume, in order to avoid blame if the contents settle. (simplified version of sweetneet’s)

141
Q

1544債bond

A

[bond; loan; debt] Mr. T buys a lot of high risk bonds and then blames his broker when they all plummet in value.

142
Q

1545漬pickling

A

When #pickling# you MUST use distilled water! When it doesn’t come out right, generally it is the water that is to blame.

143
Q

1546表surface

A

When I was GROWING UP, the SURFACE of my SCARF was always covered with snot from blowing my nose on it.

144
Q

1547俵bag

A

Mr. T’s punching bag has one beat up surface.

145
Q

1548潔undefiled

A

Venom’s suit is self-cleaning and remains undefiled, despite its forming weapons, growing up into daggers and killing people, sending drops of fluid (blood) flying everywhere. No water necessary, and his conscience is clean too.

146
Q

1549契pledge

A

Imagine a totalitarian regime where, while growing up, you have to pledge allegiance to the flag at dagger-point and with St. Bernard guard dogs watching you.

147
Q

1550喫consume

A

This means eat/drink/smoke. Maybe you make a pledge to stop gutsing/binging/puffing, but your own mouth is tempting you to put something in it.

148
Q

1551害harm

A

With kids growing up in your house, you have to keep them from #harm# of putting anything in their mouth, paint chips, bleach, knvies, etc.

149
Q

1552轄control

A

Control# is very important! Especially when operating a car. Few people realize the harm they can cause just by losing #control# of their car for a second. Tremendous harm. Stay in #control#!

150
Q

1553割proportion

A

[proportion; comparatively; divide; cut; separate; split]Hey, don’t take this out of #proportion#! I did you just a little harm, no need to come over here with a saber

151
Q

1554憲constitution

A

The house of US Congress needs to grow up! Their twisted eyes have lost the heart of the #constitution#.

152
Q

1555生life

A

The drop added to the element of grow up gives us life.

153
Q

1556星star

A

Sun is a star that has given life. Can’t say that of any other stars yet.

154
Q

1557姓surname

A

When women marry, they adopt the surname of their husband, signifiying the start of a new life together. (adapted from gorgon)

155
Q

1558性sex

A

Sex is the only state of mind for many men through their whole life

156
Q

1559牲animal sacrifice

A

Animal sacrifice = taking the life of a cow.

157
Q

1560産products

A

The salesman is standing on the cliff’s edge. “Buy my products!! Buy my products! Or else I’ll take my own life”! Man, that’s selling on pressure.

158
Q

1561隆hump

A

I climbed to the pinnacle with my girlfriend and we immediately got to making life between her legs (humping)

159
Q

1562峰summit

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“Walking legs” over “bushes” needs to have a primitive meaning of its own. It appears in several kanji, such as 縫 {1563}, 逢 {2417}, 蜂 {2687}, and 鋒 {2768}, and it is clumsy to work bushes and walking legs into every story. “Pointy” works fairly well: the walking legs are stuck on top of the pointy part of the bush; and for this character: a #summit# is the pointy end of a mountain.

160
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1563縫sew

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Spider man has to sew a new costume. He slipped while web swinging and fell on a bunch of pointy stuff in the road. Ouch! (See Mcfate’s {1562} story for the “pointy” primitive)

161
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1564拝worship

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I put my fingers together in worship of the bush that hangs from the ceiling – that wonderful mistletoe which has gotten me kissed by many a girl.

162
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1565寿longevity

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This old China man glued shrubs to his body. The added intake of oxygen from the shrubs was, according to him, the secret of his longevity. Sometimes he would sit all day in meditation without moving, and the locals believed the old man had actually turned into a shrub !

163
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1566鋳casting

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They made a metal casting of the Chinese man who glued shrubs to himself to increase his longevity. It’s now sold around the world as it’s thought that having one will increase your own longevity.

164
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1567籍enroll

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Once upon a time, in order to #enroll# in a Christian school you had to answer a series of questions to ensure that you were really Christian. For example, the principal might show you a picture of a Christmas tree and a picture of some bamboo and ask you which one is most suitable for decoration at Christmas time.

165
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1568春springtime

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In the #springtime# bonsai get plenty of sun.

166
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1569椿camellia

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The tree of spring. Fact: #Camellia# are highly valued in Japan and elsewhere for their very early flowering, often among the first flowers to appear in the late winter [early spring?].

167
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1570泰peaceful

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A bonsai with rice under it (to imitate a miniature white rock garden) is the epitome of a #peaceful# image.

168
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1571奏play music

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When you play music to them, your bonsai will grow like they are in heaven.

169
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1572実reality

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Bonsais are grown in a house, away from the harsh reality of the real world where they wouldn’t survive.

170
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1573奉dedicate

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To join the temple, you have to #dedicate# yourself to raising bonsai for enlightenment, and cornstalks for sustenance.

171
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1574俸stipend

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Mr. T gets a #stipend# every month if he stays dedicated to his temple training, a very hard thing for the impatient T.

172
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1575棒rod

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Ha! If you know anything about Buddhist monks, during meditation, they’re slapped with wooden #rod#s to stay dedicated to their task.

173
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1576謹discreet

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Muttering words of gratitude for a wonderful meal, I discreetly slipped my cabbage under the table for the dog.

174
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1577勤diligence

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Growing cabbages takes muscle and diligence.careful and persistent work or effort.

175
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1578漢Sino-

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Take the left to be “kanji” not scarecrow. Sino- (Chinese) people had to put a lot of sweat into learning the kanji. See the drops of sweat coming off.

176
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1579嘆sigh

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I will let out a huge sigh of relief from my mouth when I learn the last kanji

177
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1580難difficult

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It is difficult to get back into the kanji learning groove again after going cold turkey for a month or so.

178
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1581華splendor

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The Queen of England taking a walk round a village: ‘Excuse me, I couldn’t help noticing the #splendour# of the flowers in your garden. Simply splendid. Ten out of ten.’ The villager gruffly replies: ‘No it ‘aint. It’s all muck. An’ I’m gonna cut it all down and sell it to the farmer for silage.’

179
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1582垂droop

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Even a drop of silage is enough to make an old man with a walking stick droop low down to the floor. (rgravina - fixed up order)

180
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1583睡drowsy

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Our eyes droop when we are drowsy.

181
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1584錘spindle

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Spindle: the needle that drops on an LP record player. This is made of metal. It droops. Viola.

182
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1585乗ride

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It’s a hay #ride#! You sit on piles of silage and everyone likes to imitate old-time farmers with a piece of wheat sticking out of their mouths.

183
Q

1586剰surplus

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If you go for a ride and find a saber beside you, perhaps you got into an Army surplus jeep.

184
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1587今now

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The final stroke of this kanji is a rare shape, which we have no met before and will only met in this character and others that include it as a primitive. We are more accustomed to seeing it straightened out as part of other shapes - for instance, as the second stroke of mouth. If you need any help at all with this character, you may picture it as two hands of a clock pointing to what time it is NOW. The element above it, meeting, should easily relate to that image.

185
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1588含include

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This clock includes a mouth that will tell you what the time is now. Hearing impaired people have this kind of watches… now imagine them as a big mouth under the clock.

186
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1589吟versify

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A rapper is trying to #versify#, but sucks: Hickery dickery dock, the mouth spat out the clock. I’m gonna shoot you with my glock, if you don’t suck my cock! #Versify#!

187
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1590念wish

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Someone wishing from the bottom of their heart that the clock would stop. A mid-life crisis perhaps.

188
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1591琴harp

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Two kings were fighting over a beautiful koto (harp). So they had a clock built into it that would measure how long each one played it. That way they could be sure none played it more than othe other.

189
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1592陰shade

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The only #shade# at The Pinnacle is in the shadow of the giant clock tower, or from a rising cloud.

190
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1593予beforehand

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Your halberd doesn’t have a handguard? You should have thought of that beforehand (i.e., before you were missing your hand)

191
Q

1594序preface

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The preface to all human history was written beforehand in caves.

192
Q

1595預deposit

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Depositing money into your savings account is something you do beforehand if you use your head. If you’re in Japan your passbook says 預金機(よきんき)when you make a deposit

193
Q

1596野plains

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These days we all work in front of computers. Beforehand we all worked out in the fields, in the plains.

194
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1597兼concurrently

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At the top we have the ANIMAL HORNS and the single horizontal stroke to give them something to hang onto. Below that, we see one RAKE with two handles. Finally, we see a pair of strokes splitting away from each of the handles, indicating that they are both splitting under the pressure. The composite picture is of someone holding down two jobs CONCURRENTLY, using the same kit of tools to move in two different directions and ending up in a mess.

195
Q

1598嫌dislike

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Naturally, if you’re dating more than one woman concurrently, they will certainly dislike each other!

196
Q

1599鎌sickle

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This is a special sickle with metal blades on both sides. It can cut many things concurrently!

197
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1600謙self-effacing

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When you are self-effacing you use wordsto concurrently bring yourself down andmake yourself look better.

198
Q

1601廉bargain

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Think of the cave as a bargain basement, where shoppers rush in concurrently as soon as it opens.

199
Q

1602西west

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To our way of counting directions, the WEST always comes fourth. So it is convenient to find the character for four in this kanji. But since we want only one of the four direction, the west adds the one at te top and sucks the human legs a bit out of their mouth in the process.

200
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1603価value

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Mr. T has a high value in the Old West because you see him in “Wanted” posters all over the place! (thanks fiminor)