Monthly Archives: August 2011


This is written ???, not ?????. Literary, not ornithological. And certainly not usually a goose. Except them as bring letters.

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That looks as if it should mean ?BIRD, but really it means dabchick, or grebe. In Japanese the dabchick is the species from which the entire order of grebes, ?????? (kaitsuburika), takes its name. This is odd, because it’s not … Continue reading

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