Non native here, what does the radical 可 - "Lip Ring" mean in English?

Is like earing of the mouth?

WK’s memonic is:
There’s something hooked going into a mouth. Rather than a hook, though, it’s a lip ring. They used to use fish hooks and nails in the old days. (Glad we don’t live in those times anymore!)
But I don’t understand for what they used fish hooks and nails?

It’s an earring for the mouth not the ear :stuck_out_tongue:

So what WK referred to here? “They used to use fish hooks and nails in the old day. (Glad we don’t live in those times anymore!)”?

Well they are claiming they used to use fish hooks and nails instead of stainless steel/silver/whatever they use to make lip rings these days. It’s cos the radical has mouth and hook/barb as a component and a straight line they are calling a nail

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usually when I dont know the word since I am not English native, I throw in google to see a reference

I remember the first vocab: geoduck, never heard of it before and never seen one.

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A picture’s worth 1000 words:
image

images.google.com - search for “lip ring” or “lip piercing”

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I have no idea why they use geoduck as the name of the radical since it is the Kanji for “page”, surely that would be easier to remember?

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“page” makes boring stories for mnemonics

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