[LMB] OT: Swords, daggers and armpits Online Info

Sylvia McIvers sylviamcivers at gmail.com
Thu Nov 10 19:53:58 GMT 2016


On Wed, Nov 9, 2016 at 10:47 PM, M. Haller Yamada <thefabmadamem at yahoo.com>
wrote:

>
> It is very peripheral to this discussion, but the Japanese short sword
> referenced is a wakizashi, written 脇差   In kanji or as わきざし  in phonetic
> Japanese script. My apologies if this info seems merely pedantic.
>
>
> Mark
>
>
> Micki: Excuse me? "Stick it in the armpit"?? Now isn't that interesting! I
> never would have thought to parse it.
>



Is that what the word breaks down to?  LOL

If we're offering sharp-edged linguistic tidbits, though - the Japanese
long-sword is the 'katana' which in Hebrew means "the small one" (fem)

Sylvia
delighted with dichotomy


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