Scattered in the winds

I’m surprised it took me this long to get around to this one….


Literally: branch – separate – destroy / perish – tear apart

Alternately: The things someone says, or writes, or says and does, make no sense. No logic, no order, no consistency, no coherence, no connections, no content. Scattershot; arbitrary; unreliable; self-contradictory. Things fall apart under even the slightest inspection.

Notes: This yojijukugo is formed by attaching two two-character compounds of related meaning in order to emphasize their content through repetition. Made all the more appropriate as commentary on the current administration because shiri (as the kanji 尻) means “butt.”


The falcon will not hear the falconer

About Confanity

I love the written word more than anything else I've had the chance to work with. I'm back in the States from Japan for grad school, but still studying Japanese with the hope of becoming a translator -- or writer, or even teacher -- as long as it's something language-related.
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