Thursday, August 2, 2018

from: heineya
to: tiangotlost@gmail.com
date: Aug 2, 2018, 2:13 PM
subject: tattoo translation

Hello, a co-worker of mine has this tattoo, can you please translate what it says? Thanks!


Monday, July 2, 2018

from: Alyssa C.
to: tiangotlost@gmail.com
date: Jul 2, 2018, 11:44 AM
subject: Hi

I’m curious about my tattoo I got wen I was a teenager. I was under the impression that it meant prosperity and of course I never thought to double check. Funny thing is I was out to dinner and a server brought up the mention that it looked to be about a boat. Now I would rly like to know what if anything it means. I hope you can help I cannot find anything anywhere.


Monday, February 19, 2018

from: Patricia E.
to: "tiangotlost@gmail.com"
date: Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 11:53 AM
subject: Tweet from Alton Wang (@altonwang)


Thought you might enjoy seeing a "discussion" about a hanzi tattoo that took place on twitter. I was trying to figure out the mechanics and ethics of sending a picture of the impromptu tattoo so I could get the joke, too when I found out it had already been done.

Really enjoy your blog, and when I wait on guys with big, fat tattoos that are candidates, I tell them about it. And write out the address, lol. Wouldn't want them to miss out on the fun...

Patti E.


Alton Wang (@altonwang) tweeted at 2:40 PM on Fri, Feb 16, 2018:
I don’t have the heart to tell the woman next to me on my flight that her tattoo in Chinese and Japanese says “miso”

Unless she just really likes miso soup



Wednesday, January 24, 2018

from: Guilherme C.
to: "tiangotlost@gmail.com"
date: Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 10:23 AM
subject: Meaning of tatoo

Hello

I made this tattoo when I was young, I would like to know the real meaning. If you can help me, I'd appreciate it. Thank you!

Guilherme


Monday, November 6, 2017

from: Josh C.
to: tiangotlost@gmail.com
subject: Jeopardy!
date: Sun, Nov 5, 2017 at 10:27 PM

Hi Tian,

I have followed your blog Hanzi Smatter for a while and I thought you might like to know that it was featured about halfway through the October 26th episode of Jeopardy. Congratulations!

Josh C.

PS: I did cringe a little bit at Alex Trebek's pronunciation. It can't be helped, though.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

from: Mark P.
to: tiangotlost@gmail.com
date: Fri, Aug 18, 2017 at 5:26 PM
subject: What's this really?

Spotted on Chris Cantwell. As an American appalled by him and his, I'm dying to know what this really says.

Thanks so much.

Mark P



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Thursday, June 1, 2017

from: Teresa B.
to: "tiangotlost@gmail.com"
date: Sun, May 28, 2017 at 2:16 PM
subject: What is this!?

Please could you tell me what this means? It's my friends tattoo of her name (gemma) on her arm but she is now not sure if it really does say that??