Thursday, June 2, 2005
Anime Junkie Trash
Reader Peng Guo emails:
"Tian, Being a fan of Hanzismatter, I'd like to show you something. I entered the store, 'Hot Topic' and discovered the t-shirt with a kanji. I wonder, how does the 废 (the simpified form of 廢) connect to the words, 'Anime Junkie'? The meanings of the kanji, 'discard' or 'terminate', aren't close to the words..."
The slang meaning of "junkie" is "one who has an insatiable interest or devotion".
Perhaps the designer of this t-shirt wants to tell everyone that anime fans are "waste" and they need to be labeled as "trash" and "discarded".
废 = abrogate, terminate, discard