誕生 reading

To quote:

“The 誕 reading is what you’d expect. The 生 reading is an exception though. Just imagine the birth of your friend Joe (じょう). Pick a Joe you know well, or if you don’t know a Joe use a famous Joe, like good ol’ Joe Biden.”

Was Jourm on vacation when this mnemonic was written? Not that I have anything against Joe, but I think he’s kinda hogging the spotlight of the real star of the show here.

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I think Jourm wasn’t a thing back then. じょう used to be Joseph Stalin, if I remember correctly (I may be misremembering though). Just send a mail to hello@wanikani.com and they’ll address it one way or another.

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#bringjosephcharlieandshooterback

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I still want to know what kind of fever dream a name like “Jourm” crawled out of.

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One inspired by Joseph Stalin’s toes, maybe.

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