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Ninety-nine problems and also another problem

When I first encountered this compound, I pictured it as a quaint conga line of traditional Japanese bakemono. Now all I can see is [redacted topical political comment]. 百鬼夜行 hya-.kki.ya.kou OR gyou Literally: hundred – oni (often translated “demon” or … Continue reading

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So the most ominous forest these days is Wall Street?

魑魅魍魎 chi.mi.mou.ryou Literally: mountain-forest spirit – ghost / bewitch – mountain-water spirit – mountain-water spirit… probably. Alternately: Various malevolent spirits (aka bakemono, 化け物, or mononoke, 物の怪) of the mountains and rivers, born of the “miasma” found in such places. By … Continue reading

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