I learned a new word today

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I learned a new word today

12wonderY
Editado: Set 13, 2021, 7:06 am

Mitate - the use of tools and objects that are used to represent something else, not considering their original purpose.

As explained by Japanese photographer, Tatsuya Tanaka:

“For example, with broccoli I can represent trees or with a croissant a cloud… The culture of mitate in Japan dates back many centuries, and among the most important examples are the rock gardens and the tea ceremony. So through my works I hope to spread the knowledge of mitate, and consequently, to make Japan better known.“

I own several seek and find books that use this technique. Going to find them and tag them so.

2Cecrow
Set 13, 2021, 7:12 pm

The Japanese seem to have a word for everything. This is kind of like tangible malapropisms.

32wonderY
Set 13, 2021, 7:27 pm

Heh. It also seems to mean a food truck or cart.

4lilithcat
Set 17, 2021, 10:14 pm

Thanks to the New York Times crossword puzzle, I have earned the word "semordnilap". Yes, you are correct, that it "palindromes" spelled backwards.

A "semordnilap" is a word that spells a different word when reversed. It was coined by Martin Gardner.

5_luh_Baddie_bae
Abr 25, 2022, 1:04 pm

The only Japanese words I know is Arigatō (Thank You), Dōitashimashite (Your Welcome), O-negai shimasu (Please), Sumimasen (Excuse me)

6Helen0999
Editado: Out 12, 2022, 7:01 am

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