Funny origin story of 矛盾

This is for all you level 48’ers out there, and tells the story of why a spear and a shield has come to mean “contradiction”:

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I had always interpreted 矛盾 as a clash between an unstoppable force and an unmovable object. It’s nice to know the actual story behind it.

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An unstoppable spear versus an unbreakable shield is pretty much the same thing :sweat_smile:

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Not level 48 yet (but I do know 矛)…

I still greatly enjoyed you sharing this. Thanks- and I hope it will enable me to remember 盾~!

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Ace Attorney also teaches us the legend behind the word “contradiction”. ^>^

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Are… are you @Jonapedia ?

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Love this sort of thing - thanks for posting :slight_smile:

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Can one person be another? Sounds like a 矛盾 to me!

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