The horrible truth


You. Are. A MONSTER. Why would you do this to me? :weary:


If there was that would mean they’re doing it and I already established that they’re definitely not.


As a serious response, y’all might find that script handy that gives you different mnemonics.


I have absolutely no idea what anyone is talking about because I haven’t made it that far. But at least now I have motivation to find out how bad it really is.


I don’t get it. What’s bad about that mnemonic?


I don’t know… it looks quite ok to me. Of course, the immediate idea to me is that the way the kanji originally came about was that tracks were meant as a thing seen in the course of hunting, when wounded animal was leaving bloody traces on the ground or in the snow, which is why it’s a foot, and it’s red. Which is also more memorable to me. I guess it was thought not appropriate to city folks, and it was substituted with all the details of city night life.
And it’s せき because 赤’s 音読み is せき… but that’s the problem with most of the reading mnemonics - they refuse to use those self-references.