“eventually Tyson finds out. In his rage, he grabs you around the neck and chokes (ちょく) you. As he rattles you, you make a “jikijikijiki” (じき) noise as well.” (from Wanikani lesson)
I am aware that the mnemonics are being reworked, but I’m especially hoping for this one to be changed. As a person who has dealt with being violently choked in the past, it upset me during an activity that is normally my go-to calming thing.
And I really would rather not hear an excuse, like, “Well, now you’ll really remember it!” (which I will). It’s about as sad to me as using a mnemonic about rape. It doesn’t matter if it’s as ridiculous as a mnemonic about Micky Mouse raping you, it’s still inappropriate and potentially harmful to victims.
As a suggestion, maybe a new mnemonic could be about choking on food or something? Or maybe choking in surprise? Choking up (as in crying)? I’m not gonna lie, the word choke is as good as any for ちょく. Just maybe something that doesn’t remind me of pain that I’m trying to move on from.
I’m not mad at anyone, just surprised.