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#1

Help me pick the Kanji of the Year for 1859? Please? I really need your help. This is important.

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#2

I’m definitely a 亀 guy. 鰐 and 蟹 are all fine and good, but ワニ and カニ somehow suffice. With 亀, however… there’s a certain air that only 亀 can convey, which カメ cannot. And what if you want to write 亀甲? You gotta bust out the kanji for that one. In short, 亀 is more useful. I’m a 亀 guy.


#3

:turtle:

I completely agree.

So wise.


#4

what’s up with all the turtle loyalists here


#5

We were all turtles once


#6

So true! Also we burn them, right? You’ve gotta show respect, pay it back a bit.


#7

You guys can keep the turtles. I’ve started my own litter of puppies.


#8

Turtle. But maybe for a different reason. 1859 was the year Charles Darwin first published his ‘On the Origin of Species’. And 2006 was the year a certain turtle named Harriet died, a turtle allegedly collected in 1830 by Charles Darwin on the Galàpagos islands…

Edit: Also, Turtles will start a revolution. They do not want to be burned.


#9

Kinda make me want to write a traditional turtle.

It is more beautiful than 蟹鰐.


#10

Nothing is more beautiful than 蟹鰐.


#11

蟹 = best vehicle for mayonnaise


#12

Are you eating our overlord?


#13

I picked 蟹, because of awesome NPC I met during my L5R game.

And I think it’s like a third post in a row, when I mention L5R, do you see me as a creepy nerd now?


#14

亀 because you never forget your roots


#15

I went with ワニ cause I am afraid of them and uh… always vote for what you fear?

Anyway it also led me to find this which I didn’t know was a thing!


#16

Please don’t bring American politics into this :grin:


#17

Once a turtle, always a turtle.


#19

Edit: nevermind I can’t read kanji


#20

Sorry. But my master will always be:


#21

亀仙人万歳。

(Oh, if only the boards knew how much was contained in those fewer-than-ten characters, that I were allowed to post them as such.)