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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Kanji get anything right?

Kanji and Hanzi tattoos are very popular these days. You may have seen them on famous artists, big-time athletes, or even the guy at your local grocery store's checkout counter.

Properly appropriating foreign symbols can be tricky, though. These NY Times, Maclean's and NPR reports provide some embarrassing examples of malformed tattoos. If schadenfreude and tattoos are your thing, don't miss Hanzi Smatter, a blog dedicated to cataloging misused Chinese characters (especially botched body art).


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