Friday, June 08, 2012


the word for "contradiction/inconsistency" in japanese is mujun. it is made of two characters, the first meaning a spear and the second representing a shield. the meaning of the word is derived from the story of a dealer who proclaims that the spear he is selling can pierce through any shield. when asked about the shield for sale, he then declares that the shield can stop every spear ever made.

sometimes, you just can't win.

1 comment:

Jaime said...

i'm not sure what else to say, except i get the hidden message. we need a code word for that or something. like, hey, i feel ya. and no one else would get it.