April 2020


OoOM 29/04/2020 Words (and what we do with them)

Words. Aren’t they strange and wonderful. And what do they tell us about human beings? For example: tsujigiri (Japanese), meaning ‘to test your new sword on a chance passer-by’. Quite an acceptable practice in feudal Japan, providing one was of samurai status. Also Japanese, ‘boronji‘, which translates as ‘a person who goes about with his head and face concealed in

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