Jourm is finally gone

So today I got a lesson for 常, using the mnemonic ‘Joe the farmhand’ (for the sound じょう). This confused me at first, because I’d got used to ‘Jourm the farmhand’.

I looked it up and it seems to be a system-wide update, because it’s also been changed for 上, for example.

But honestly, this was an excellent idea, because it took me forever to remember ‘Jourm’ when I was starting out with WaniKani. It’s quite hard to remember a name that doesn’t even exist.

I’m not sure if ‘Joe’ is the best alternative, but I guess it’s close enough to じょう? In any case, I’d say it’s an improvement!

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It is indeed.

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RIP my friend Jourm.

Interestingly I found the opposite to be true. I remembered it more because it was different. It also seemed to just fit the description of our recently departed friendly and hard working farmhand.

Warning: sarcasm/joke ahead. You have been warned.

WTF. They changed this? They changed something. That is it, WK is unusable for me. They care nothing about their users. Have they no integrity at all? Having to picture Joe as the farmhand is going to throw everything off after months (neigh years) of developing a routine using Jourm. I am outta here.

A few minutes later: Wait, what is this I have found?. A new script: “Replaces all instances of Joe with Jourm” in all lesson and review mnemonic descriptions".

Whew, I can resume my studying again. That was close.

End sarcasm/joke.

FYI - I always just called him Joe for short :slight_smile:

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Yeah, I don’t think I’m going to miss that one! :laughing:
I remember when I first started WaniKani, that one was so hard for me to remember. Joe is much easier!

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Goodbye Jourm

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I have always used the notes to make it “joe” instead of “jourm”. What even is a “jourm”?

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A giant
And also a farmer

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WaniKani is really going down the drain

Thanks for breaking my userscript that changed Jourm to @Joeni smh my head

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Jourm will be missed :smiling_face_with_tear:

I will say I did get confused at first with it though - I’d never seen the name so I didn’t know how to pronounce it! I do think Joe will be much easier for many people, however there might be an increase of people writing “じょ” instead of “じょう”

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I’m interested in that if you find a way (or are interested in fixing it) to fix it

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To be fair, I just took someone else’s script that replaces text on a website and set the parameters so that it would change Jourm to Joeni but it didn’t always work :woozy_face:

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Moment of silence for Jourm…

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What if we had a user script which changed every mnemonic to Jourm? :thinking:

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Jourm was always an instant remember for me as it stuck out, IDK what to do now ):

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There once was a fellow named Jourm
who made every gentleman squirm
therefore we decreed
everybody agreed
to rename him as Joe we affirm

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Especially give that there is a character “Jo-Anne” already used for じょ. The long name corresponds to the short jo and the short name corresponds to the long jo-o :grinning:

BTW, no need to worry. Jourm has found a new job/role. He has left the farming life behind and is now in World of Warcraft. He is looking decidedly less friendly however. Jourm - Character

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It would be like Agent Smith in The Matrix.

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I cemented the difference by replacing Joe-Anne with Jo from Little Women.

And thanks for the sarcasm vent, much needed, venting by proxy.

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“It’s been 19 days…”

Too soon?

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