Mere anarchy

Does the candy association accept this member mint?


Literally: four – part – five – split

Alternately: Disintegration. Things coming apart. Order breaking down and chaos taking over.

Notes: The 分 may also be pronounced bu, although this is much less common. This compound comes to us from the Records of the Grand Historian (史記), in the chapter on Zhang Yi (張儀).


If you know, you know.

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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