Background: #fff
Foreground: #000
PrimaryPale: #8cf
PrimaryLight: #18f
PrimaryMid: #04b
PrimaryDark: #014
SecondaryPale: #ffc
SecondaryLight: #fe8
SecondaryMid: #db4
SecondaryDark: #841
TertiaryPale: #eee
TertiaryLight: #ccc
TertiaryMid: #999
TertiaryDark: #666
Error: #f88
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a {color:[[ColorPalette::PrimaryMid]];}
a:hover {background-color:[[ColorPalette::PrimaryMid]]; color:[[ColorPalette::Background]];}
a img {border:0;}

h1,h2,h3,h4,h5,h6 {color:[[ColorPalette::SecondaryDark]]; background:transparent;}
h1 {border-bottom:2px solid [[ColorPalette::TertiaryLight]];}
h2,h3 {border-bottom:1px solid [[ColorPalette::TertiaryLight]];}

.button {color:[[ColorPalette::PrimaryDark]]; border:1px solid [[ColorPalette::Background]];}
.button:hover {color:[[ColorPalette::PrimaryDark]]; background:[[ColorPalette::SecondaryLight]]; border-color:[[ColorPalette::SecondaryMid]];}
.button:active {color:[[ColorPalette::Background]]; background:[[ColorPalette::SecondaryMid]]; border:1px solid [[ColorPalette::SecondaryDark]];}

.header {background:[[ColorPalette::PrimaryMid]];}
.headerShadow {color:[[ColorPalette::Foreground]];}
.headerShadow a {font-weight:normal; color:[[ColorPalette::Foreground]];}
.headerForeground {color:[[ColorPalette::Background]];}
.headerForeground a {font-weight:normal; color:[[ColorPalette::PrimaryPale]];}

	border-left:1px solid [[ColorPalette::TertiaryLight]];
	border-top:1px solid [[ColorPalette::TertiaryLight]];
	border-right:1px solid [[ColorPalette::TertiaryLight]];
.tabUnselected {color:[[ColorPalette::Background]]; background:[[ColorPalette::TertiaryMid]];}
.tabContents {color:[[ColorPalette::PrimaryDark]]; background:[[ColorPalette::TertiaryPale]]; border:1px solid [[ColorPalette::TertiaryLight]];}
.tabContents .button {border:0;}

#sidebar {}
#sidebarOptions input {border:1px solid [[ColorPalette::PrimaryMid]];}
#sidebarOptions .sliderPanel {background:[[ColorPalette::PrimaryPale]];}
#sidebarOptions .sliderPanel a {border:none;color:[[ColorPalette::PrimaryMid]];}
#sidebarOptions .sliderPanel a:hover {color:[[ColorPalette::Background]]; background:[[ColorPalette::PrimaryMid]];}
#sidebarOptions .sliderPanel a:active {color:[[ColorPalette::PrimaryMid]]; background:[[ColorPalette::Background]];}

.wizard {background:[[ColorPalette::PrimaryPale]]; border:1px solid [[ColorPalette::PrimaryMid]];}
.wizard h1 {color:[[ColorPalette::PrimaryDark]]; border:none;}
.wizard h2 {color:[[ColorPalette::Foreground]]; border:none;}
.wizardStep {background:[[ColorPalette::Background]]; color:[[ColorPalette::Foreground]];
	border:1px solid [[ColorPalette::PrimaryMid]];}
.wizardStep.wizardStepDone {background:[[ColorPalette::TertiaryLight]];}
.wizardFooter {background:[[ColorPalette::PrimaryPale]];}
.wizardFooter .status {background:[[ColorPalette::PrimaryDark]]; color:[[ColorPalette::Background]];}
.wizard .button {color:[[ColorPalette::Foreground]]; background:[[ColorPalette::SecondaryLight]]; border: 1px solid;
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.wizard .button:hover {color:[[ColorPalette::Foreground]]; background:[[ColorPalette::Background]];}
.wizard .button:active {color:[[ColorPalette::Background]]; background:[[ColorPalette::Foreground]]; border: 1px solid;
	border-color:[[ColorPalette::PrimaryDark]] [[ColorPalette::PrimaryPale]] [[ColorPalette::PrimaryPale]] [[ColorPalette::PrimaryDark]];}

#messageArea {border:1px solid [[ColorPalette::SecondaryMid]]; background:[[ColorPalette::SecondaryLight]]; color:[[ColorPalette::Foreground]];}
#messageArea .button {color:[[ColorPalette::PrimaryMid]]; background:[[ColorPalette::SecondaryPale]]; border:none;}

.popupTiddler {background:[[ColorPalette::TertiaryPale]]; border:2px solid [[ColorPalette::TertiaryMid]];}

.popup {background:[[ColorPalette::TertiaryPale]]; color:[[ColorPalette::TertiaryDark]]; border-left:1px solid [[ColorPalette::TertiaryMid]]; border-top:1px solid [[ColorPalette::TertiaryMid]]; border-right:2px solid [[ColorPalette::TertiaryDark]]; border-bottom:2px solid [[ColorPalette::TertiaryDark]];}
.popup hr {color:[[ColorPalette::PrimaryDark]]; background:[[ColorPalette::PrimaryDark]]; border-bottom:1px;}
.popup li.disabled {color:[[ColorPalette::TertiaryMid]];}
.popup li a, .popup li a:visited {color:[[ColorPalette::Foreground]]; border: none;}
.popup li a:hover {background:[[ColorPalette::SecondaryLight]]; color:[[ColorPalette::Foreground]]; border: none;}
.popup li a:active {background:[[ColorPalette::SecondaryPale]]; color:[[ColorPalette::Foreground]]; border: none;}
.popupHighlight {background:[[ColorPalette::Background]]; color:[[ColorPalette::Foreground]];}
.listBreak div {border-bottom:1px solid [[ColorPalette::TertiaryDark]];}

.tiddler .defaultCommand {font-weight:bold;}

.shadow .title {color:[[ColorPalette::TertiaryDark]];}

.title {color:[[ColorPalette::SecondaryDark]];}
.subtitle {color:[[ColorPalette::TertiaryDark]];}

.toolbar {color:[[ColorPalette::PrimaryMid]];}
.toolbar a {color:[[ColorPalette::TertiaryLight]];}
.selected .toolbar a {color:[[ColorPalette::TertiaryMid]];}
.selected .toolbar a:hover {color:[[ColorPalette::Foreground]];}

.tagging, .tagged {border:1px solid [[ColorPalette::TertiaryPale]]; background-color:[[ColorPalette::TertiaryPale]];}
.selected .tagging, .selected .tagged {background-color:[[ColorPalette::TertiaryLight]]; border:1px solid [[ColorPalette::TertiaryMid]];}
.tagging .listTitle, .tagged .listTitle {color:[[ColorPalette::PrimaryDark]];}
.tagging .button, .tagged .button {border:none;}

.footer {color:[[ColorPalette::TertiaryLight]];}
.selected .footer {color:[[ColorPalette::TertiaryMid]];}

.sparkline {background:[[ColorPalette::PrimaryPale]]; border:0;}
.sparktick {background:[[ColorPalette::PrimaryDark]];}

.error, .errorButton {color:[[ColorPalette::Foreground]]; background:[[ColorPalette::Error]];}
.warning {color:[[ColorPalette::Foreground]]; background:[[ColorPalette::SecondaryPale]];}
.lowlight {background:[[ColorPalette::TertiaryLight]];}

.zoomer {background:none; color:[[ColorPalette::TertiaryMid]]; border:3px solid [[ColorPalette::TertiaryMid]];}

.imageLink, #displayArea .imageLink {background:transparent;}

.annotation {background:[[ColorPalette::SecondaryLight]]; color:[[ColorPalette::Foreground]]; border:2px solid [[ColorPalette::SecondaryMid]];}

.viewer .listTitle {list-style-type:none; margin-left:-2em;}
.viewer .button {border:1px solid [[ColorPalette::SecondaryMid]];}
.viewer blockquote {border-left:3px solid [[ColorPalette::TertiaryDark]];}

.viewer table, table.twtable {border:2px solid [[ColorPalette::TertiaryDark]];}
.viewer th, .viewer thead td, .twtable th, .twtable thead td {background:[[ColorPalette::SecondaryMid]]; border:1px solid [[ColorPalette::TertiaryDark]]; color:[[ColorPalette::Background]];}
.viewer td, .viewer tr, .twtable td, .twtable tr {border:1px solid [[ColorPalette::TertiaryDark]];}

.viewer pre {border:1px solid [[ColorPalette::SecondaryLight]]; background:[[ColorPalette::SecondaryPale]];}
.viewer code {color:[[ColorPalette::SecondaryDark]];}
.viewer hr {border:0; border-top:dashed 1px [[ColorPalette::TertiaryDark]]; color:[[ColorPalette::TertiaryDark]];}

.highlight, .marked {background:[[ColorPalette::SecondaryLight]];}

.editor input {border:1px solid [[ColorPalette::PrimaryMid]];}
.editor textarea {border:1px solid [[ColorPalette::PrimaryMid]]; width:100%;}
.editorFooter {color:[[ColorPalette::TertiaryMid]];}

#backstageArea {background:[[ColorPalette::Foreground]]; color:[[ColorPalette::TertiaryMid]];}
#backstageArea a {background:[[ColorPalette::Foreground]]; color:[[ColorPalette::Background]]; border:none;}
#backstageArea a:hover {background:[[ColorPalette::SecondaryLight]]; color:[[ColorPalette::Foreground]]; }
#backstageArea a.backstageSelTab {background:[[ColorPalette::Background]]; color:[[ColorPalette::Foreground]];}
#backstageButton a {background:none; color:[[ColorPalette::Background]]; border:none;}
#backstageButton a:hover {background:[[ColorPalette::Foreground]]; color:[[ColorPalette::Background]]; border:none;}
#backstagePanel {background:[[ColorPalette::Background]]; border-color: [[ColorPalette::Background]] [[ColorPalette::TertiaryDark]] [[ColorPalette::TertiaryDark]] [[ColorPalette::TertiaryDark]];}
.backstagePanelFooter .button {border:none; color:[[ColorPalette::Background]];}
.backstagePanelFooter .button:hover {color:[[ColorPalette::Foreground]];}
#backstageCloak {background:[[ColorPalette::Foreground]]; opacity:0.6; filter:'alpha(opacity:60)';}
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body {font-size:.75em; font-family:arial,helvetica; margin:0; padding:0;}

h1,h2,h3,h4,h5,h6 {font-weight:bold; text-decoration:none;}
h1,h2,h3 {padding-bottom:1px; margin-top:1.2em;margin-bottom:0.3em;}
h4,h5,h6 {margin-top:1em;}
h1 {font-size:1.35em;}
h2 {font-size:1.25em;}
h3 {font-size:1.1em;}
h4 {font-size:1em;}
h5 {font-size:.9em;}

hr {height:1px;}

a {text-decoration:none;}

dt {font-weight:bold;}

ol {list-style-type:decimal;}
ol ol {list-style-type:lower-alpha;}
ol ol ol {list-style-type:lower-roman;}
ol ol ol ol {list-style-type:decimal;}
ol ol ol ol ol {list-style-type:lower-alpha;}
ol ol ol ol ol ol {list-style-type:lower-roman;}
ol ol ol ol ol ol ol {list-style-type:decimal;}

.txtOptionInput {width:11em;}

#contentWrapper .chkOptionInput {border:0;}

.externalLink {text-decoration:underline;}

.indent {margin-left:3em;}
.outdent {margin-left:3em; text-indent:-3em;}
code.escaped {white-space:nowrap;}

.tiddlyLinkExisting {font-weight:bold;}
.tiddlyLinkNonExisting {font-style:italic;}

/* the 'a' is required for IE, otherwise it renders the whole tiddler in bold */
a.tiddlyLinkNonExisting.shadow {font-weight:bold;}

#mainMenu .tiddlyLinkExisting,
	#mainMenu .tiddlyLinkNonExisting,
	#sidebarTabs .tiddlyLinkNonExisting {font-weight:normal; font-style:normal;}
#sidebarTabs .tiddlyLinkExisting {font-weight:bold; font-style:normal;}

.header {position:relative;}
.header a:hover {background:transparent;}
.headerShadow {position:relative; padding:4.5em 0em 1em 1em; left:-1px; top:-1px;}
.headerForeground {position:absolute; padding:4.5em 0em 1em 1em; left:0px; top:0px;}

.siteTitle {font-size:3em;}
.siteSubtitle {font-size:1.2em;}

#mainMenu {position:absolute; left:0; width:10em; text-align:right; line-height:1.6em; padding:1.5em 0.5em 0.5em 0.5em; font-size:1.1em;}

#sidebar {position:absolute; right:3px; width:16em; font-size:.9em;}
#sidebarOptions {padding-top:0.3em;}
#sidebarOptions a {margin:0em 0.2em; padding:0.2em 0.3em; display:block;}
#sidebarOptions input {margin:0.4em 0.5em;}
#sidebarOptions .sliderPanel {margin-left:1em; padding:0.5em; font-size:.85em;}
#sidebarOptions .sliderPanel a {font-weight:bold; display:inline; padding:0;}
#sidebarOptions .sliderPanel input {margin:0 0 .3em 0;}
#sidebarTabs .tabContents {width:15em; overflow:hidden;}

.wizard {padding:0.1em 1em 0em 2em;}
.wizard h1 {font-size:2em; font-weight:bold; background:none; padding:0em 0em 0em 0em; margin:0.4em 0em 0.2em 0em;}
.wizard h2 {font-size:1.2em; font-weight:bold; background:none; padding:0em 0em 0em 0em; margin:0.4em 0em 0.2em 0em;}
.wizardStep {padding:1em 1em 1em 1em;}
.wizard .button {margin:0.5em 0em 0em 0em; font-size:1.2em;}
.wizardFooter {padding:0.8em 0.4em 0.8em 0em;}
.wizardFooter .status {padding:0em 0.4em 0em 0.4em; margin-left:1em;}
.wizard .button {padding:0.1em 0.2em 0.1em 0.2em;}

#messageArea {position:fixed; top:2em; right:0em; margin:0.5em; padding:0.5em; z-index:2000; _position:absolute;}
.messageToolbar {display:block; text-align:right; padding:0.2em 0.2em 0.2em 0.2em;}
#messageArea a {text-decoration:underline;}

.tiddlerPopupButton {padding:0.2em 0.2em 0.2em 0.2em;}
.popupTiddler {position: absolute; z-index:300; padding:1em 1em 1em 1em; margin:0;}

.popup {position:absolute; z-index:300; font-size:.9em; padding:0; list-style:none; margin:0;}
.popup .popupMessage {padding:0.4em;}
.popup hr {display:block; height:1px; width:auto; padding:0; margin:0.2em 0em;}
.popup li.disabled {padding:0.4em;}
.popup li a {display:block; padding:0.4em; font-weight:normal; cursor:pointer;}
.listBreak {font-size:1px; line-height:1px;}
.listBreak div {margin:2px 0;}

.tabset {padding:1em 0em 0em 0.5em;}
.tab {margin:0em 0em 0em 0.25em; padding:2px;}
.tabContents {padding:0.5em;}
.tabContents ul, .tabContents ol {margin:0; padding:0;}
.txtMainTab .tabContents li {list-style:none;}
.tabContents li.listLink { margin-left:.75em;}

#contentWrapper {display:block;}
#splashScreen {display:none;}

#displayArea {margin:1em 17em 0em 14em;}

.toolbar {text-align:right; font-size:.9em;}

.tiddler {padding:1em 1em 0em 1em;}

.missing .viewer,.missing .title {font-style:italic;}

.title {font-size:1.6em; font-weight:bold;}

.missing .subtitle {display:none;}
.subtitle {font-size:1.1em;}

.tiddler .button {padding:0.2em 0.4em;}

.tagging {margin:0.5em 0.5em 0.5em 0; float:left; display:none;}
.isTag .tagging {display:block;}
.tagged {margin:0.5em; float:right;}
.tagging, .tagged {font-size:0.9em; padding:0.25em;}
.tagging ul, .tagged ul {list-style:none; margin:0.25em; padding:0;}
.tagClear {clear:both;}

.footer {font-size:.9em;}
.footer li {display:inline;}

.annotation {padding:0.5em; margin:0.5em;}

* html .viewer pre {width:99%; padding:0 0 1em 0;}
.viewer {line-height:1.4em; padding-top:0.5em;}
.viewer .button {margin:0em 0.25em; padding:0em 0.25em;}
.viewer blockquote {line-height:1.5em; padding-left:0.8em;margin-left:2.5em;}
.viewer ul, .viewer ol {margin-left:0.5em; padding-left:1.5em;}

.viewer table, table.twtable {border-collapse:collapse; margin:0.8em 1.0em;}
.viewer th, .viewer td, .viewer tr,.viewer caption,.twtable th, .twtable td, .twtable tr,.twtable caption {padding:3px;}
table.listView {font-size:0.85em; margin:0.8em 1.0em;}
table.listView th, table.listView td, table.listView tr {padding:0px 3px 0px 3px;}

.viewer pre {padding:0.5em; margin-left:0.5em; font-size:1.2em; line-height:1.4em; overflow:auto;}
.viewer code {font-size:1.2em; line-height:1.4em;}

.editor {font-size:1.1em;}
.editor input, .editor textarea {display:block; width:100%; font:inherit;}
.editorFooter {padding:0.25em 0em; font-size:.9em;}
.editorFooter .button {padding-top:0px; padding-bottom:0px;}

.fieldsetFix {border:0; padding:0; margin:1px 0px 1px 0px;}

.sparkline {line-height:1em;}
.sparktick {outline:0;}

.zoomer {font-size:1.1em; position:absolute; overflow:hidden;}
.zoomer div {padding:1em;}

* html #backstage {width:99%;}
* html #backstageArea {width:99%;}
#backstageArea {display:none; position:relative; overflow: hidden; z-index:150; padding:0.3em 0.5em 0.3em 0.5em;}
#backstageToolbar {position:relative;}
#backstageArea a {font-weight:bold; margin-left:0.5em; padding:0.3em 0.5em 0.3em 0.5em;}
#backstageButton {display:none; position:absolute; z-index:175; top:0em; right:0em;}
#backstageButton a {padding:0.1em 0.4em 0.1em 0.4em; margin:0.1em 0.1em 0.1em 0.1em;}
#backstage {position:relative; width:100%; z-index:50;}
#backstagePanel {display:none; z-index:100; position:absolute; margin:0em 3em 0em 3em; padding:1em 1em 1em 1em;}
.backstagePanelFooter {padding-top:0.2em; float:right;}
.backstagePanelFooter a {padding:0.2em 0.4em 0.2em 0.4em;}
#backstageCloak {display:none; z-index:20; position:absolute; width:100%; height:100px;}

.whenBackstage {display:none;}
.backstageVisible .whenBackstage {display:block;}
StyleSheet for use when a translation requires any css style changes.
This StyleSheet can be used directly by languages such as Chinese, Japanese and Korean which use a logographic writing system and need larger font sizes.

body {font-size:0.8em;}

#sidebarOptions {font-size:1.05em;}
#sidebarOptions a {font-style:normal;}
#sidebarOptions .sliderPanel {font-size:0.95em;}

.subtitle {font-size:0.8em;}

.viewer table.listView {font-size:0.95em;}

.htmlarea .toolbarHA table {border:1px solid ButtonFace; margin:0em 0em;}
@media print {
#mainMenu, #sidebar, #messageArea, .toolbar, #backstageButton, #backstageArea {display: none ! important;}
#displayArea {margin: 1em 1em 0em 1em;}
/* Fixes a feature in Firefox where print preview displays the noscript content */
noscript {display:none;}
<div class='header' macro='gradient vert [[ColorPalette::PrimaryLight]] [[ColorPalette::PrimaryMid]]'>
<div class='headerShadow'>
<span class='siteTitle' refresh='content' tiddler='SiteTitle'></span>&nbsp;
<span class='siteSubtitle' refresh='content' tiddler='SiteSubtitle'></span>
<div class='headerForeground'>
<span class='siteTitle' refresh='content' tiddler='SiteTitle'></span>&nbsp;
<span class='siteSubtitle' refresh='content' tiddler='SiteSubtitle'></span>
<div id='mainMenu' refresh='content' tiddler='MainMenu'></div>
<div id='sidebar'>
<div id='sidebarOptions' refresh='content' tiddler='SideBarOptions'></div>
<div id='sidebarTabs' refresh='content' force='true' tiddler='SideBarTabs'></div>
<div id='displayArea'>
<div id='messageArea'></div>
<div id='tiddlerDisplay'></div>
<div class='toolbar' macro='toolbar closeTiddler closeOthers +editTiddler > fields syncing permalink references jump'></div>
<div class='title' macro='view title'></div>
<div class='subtitle'><span macro='view modifier link'></span>, <span macro='view modified date'></span> (<span macro='message views.wikified.createdPrompt'></span> <span macro='view created date'></span>)</div>
<div class='tagging' macro='tagging'></div>
<div class='tagged' macro='tags'></div>
<div class='viewer' macro='view text wikified'></div>
<div class='tagClear'></div>
<div class='toolbar' macro='toolbar +saveTiddler -cancelTiddler deleteTiddler'></div>
<div class='title' macro='view title'></div>
<div class='editor' macro='edit title'></div>
<div macro='annotations'></div>
<div class='editor' macro='edit text'></div>
<div class='editor' macro='edit tags'></div><div class='editorFooter'><span macro='message views.editor.tagPrompt'></span><span macro='tagChooser'></span></div>
To get started with this blank TiddlyWiki, you'll need to modify the following tiddlers:
* SiteTitle & SiteSubtitle: The title and subtitle of the site, as shown above (after saving, they will also appear in the browser title bar)
* MainMenu: The menu (usually on the left)
* DefaultTiddlers: Contains the names of the tiddlers that you want to appear when the TiddlyWiki is opened
You'll also need to enter your username for signing your edits: <<option txtUserName>>
These InterfaceOptions for customising TiddlyWiki are saved in your browser

Your username for signing your edits. Write it as a WikiWord (eg JoeBloggs)

<<option txtUserName>>
<<option chkSaveBackups>> SaveBackups
<<option chkAutoSave>> AutoSave
<<option chkRegExpSearch>> RegExpSearch
<<option chkCaseSensitiveSearch>> CaseSensitiveSearch
<<option chkAnimate>> EnableAnimations

Also see AdvancedOptions
yes, the Arabic numeral.
this is pretty cruel, but, apparently A BUNCH OF [[TREE]]S are being stuffed into someone's [[MOUTH]] in some bizarre and unusual example of suspect, that Guantanamo Bay sucks...
 *//not a standalone character (NASC)//
pictograph of ''A DROP OF'' something

alternate names: ''DROP''
when a [[PERSON]] is [[BOUND UP]] it always feels like ''A LONG TIME'' no matter how short it may be...being bound up makes time go slowly...
in the Western world, when you have relations with, say, three [[WOMEN|WOMAN]], they probably aren't your wives, so you're committing ADULTERY...again, not my idea.
pictograph of a [[CROTCH|AGAIN]]. Why? Because when someone likes something done to their crotch, oh, they like it done again and again and again. Lots of repetition. Please don't sue me for being gross.
a [[JEWEL]] that [[WHITE PEOPLE]] like to use for their kids' names...that and, apparently, "Stacy"
pictograph of an gravestone that looks old and ''ANCIENT''

note: Made up of [[NEEDLE]] and [[MOUTH]]. Maybe because in ''ANCIENT'' times, they put needles in dead people's mouths, to shut them up so they wouldn't confess their own sins in the Afterlife or some such thing. Like [[Hellraiser|]]
pictograph of a COMB...(you're like, ''AND''...this has what to do with the word "AND"?)
alternate meanings: ''COMB''
[pictograph of an arrow...that drop is [[A DROP OF]] blood...]
pictograph of an ''AXE''
from one [[TREE]] you [[CAN]] make many ''AXE-HANDLE''s!
pictograph of two vertebrae joined by a line...
pictograph of BAMBOO sticks
where [[CASPER THE FRIENDLY GHOST]] BE AT is [[DROP]]PED into in the [[GROUND]]...because he's dead...he's a ghost and he's dead...
a BEAM is made strong, to withstand the effects of [[WATER]], and little cuts and [[NICK]]s, from one nice thick piece of [[WOOD]]
imagine an enormous Chinese ''BELL'' made of [[METAL]] and big enough to fit several [[TODDLER]]s inside...stewpid toddlers!
pictograph of a [[PERSON]] standing with his arms held out (represented by a [[horizontal line|ONE]]) showing how big he is, perhaps blocking your way into or out of someplace, and saying "whaddayagonnadowababoudit!?" or something to that effect.
the ''blade of a sword'' is represented by a [[DROP]] on a [[KATANA]]
shining with the luminescense of two [[SUN]]S, it's BLING-BLING!
a [[DROP]] of something on a [[DISH]]...oh, crap it's ''BLOOD''!!
those [[PEOPLE]] who stand around you [[MURMUR]]ing are the ones who will one day ''BOASTFULLY USURP'' you!
Pictograph of one of those binder clips binding something up...or of the ring of a file folder (binder)...use your imagination!
pictograph of a BOW (as in "bow and arrow")
the [[SUN]] and [[MOON]] combine forces to shine ''BRIGHT''ly
 *//not a standalone character (NASC)//
pictograph of a ''BROOM''
two [[MOON]]s hang out together because they're good ''buddies''
alternate: you stick your [[BODY PART]]s/[[FLESH]] together with your cuddle ''buddy''....
when a [[PERSON]] gets woken up at [[SUNRISE]], he's always complaining "''BUT''...''BUT''...I don't wanna wake up, give me 5 more minutes, pweeeease"
pictograph of a's a [[CROTCH|AGAIN]], with a [[A DROP OF]] hair for flair.
I apologize for being offensive, but it is for memorization purposes, and this is both visceral and memorable.
when someone puts a [[NAILGUN]] to your [[MOUTH]] and threatens your life, you suddenly and surprisingly find that you are quite ''CAPABLE'' of doing whatever he tells you to.
pictograph of a car, seen from above: front and back wheels, main body...
a car bomb blows up and there's like all these [[CAR]]S thrown in the air and piled on top of one another
a [[FISH]] that is popular among the kind of riff-raff that live in [[RUSTIC VILLAGE]]s...coz ''CARP'' are dirty! So much so that, in fact, if you invert the middle letters, it spells "crap"; this is no accident, people.
in ancient China, cowrie shells were used as ''CASH'', and this is a pictograph of a cowrie shell...

alternate names: ''[[COWRIE-SHELL|CASH]]'', ''SHELLFISH''
 *//not a standalone character (NASC)//
pictograph of [[Casper the Friendly Ghost|]]
the [[BODY PART]] that becomes all wet and mushy like a dirty [[RIVER]] if you [[DROP]] all intellectual activity and play too much [[X-BOX]]
A group of monks ''CHANT'' buddhist prayers made up of [[WORD]]s that stretch into [[ETERNITY]].
pictograph of a CHILD holding out his arms wanting to be held by his mommy
an evil, //Blade//-style vampire villain wearing a [[HOODIE]], carrying a [[BO|ONE]] and with a single [[DROP]] visible under the hoodie -- his //CINNABAR//-colored know those vampires always have reddish-orange eyes...

[[Cinnabar|]] is the name of a mineral and its reddish-orange color...
the ''CITY'' is a place where posh people wear [[TOPHAT]]S and hip people wear [[HOODIE]]S
people's [[EMOTIONAL STATE]] towards [[TEMPLE]]s is a sort of ... ''CLINGY'' dependency on delusional superstitions...? 
This character was invented by Richard Dawkins?
a powerful clique has [[GATE]]d homes and people with [[HALBERD]]s protecting them!
pictograph of a [[TOPHAT]] and [[SCARF]]

in combination with other characters, almost always gets abbreviated to this:
(virtually always on the left hand side)
under a [[TREE]] [[PEOPLE|PERSON]] have COME from all over, gathered to hear from their guru...perhaps Siddharta himself...
[[CAR]]s with people having [[INTERCOURSE]] in them are ''COMPARATIVE''ly common. This was not my idea, I swear.
pictograph of two [[people sitting down|SITTING PERSON]], one is stroking the other's hair and ''comparing'' it to her own..

differentiate from: [[COMPARATIVE]]
a COUNTRY is an [[ENCLOSURE]] (territory) where people use their [[MOUTH]]S a certain way (language) and can defend themselves with [[HALBERD]]S and such (military) 
when something is [[NOT]] [[STRAIGHT]], it's ''CROOKED''
it's a [[TREE]] that [[WHITE PEOPLE]] are really into...that's why white rappers ''Cypress'' Hill picked that name for their band. Yes, they're Cuban, but that counts!
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pictograph of a dagger...that first line on the left represents that jagged blade...
a DART is about the size of [[A DROP OF]] water (a big drop), and flies through the [[SKY]] at breakneck speed.
a light that shines with the power of three [[SUN]]s is ''DAZZLING''
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pictograph of a ''DEAD BODY''...that's the's all bloated.
[[BRUCE LEE]] uses a massive [[HALBERD]] to cause 'DEFORESTATION'!
a [[SICKNESS]] that makes you mentally [[DODGY]]
when you say that something is [[NOT]] so (invariably, using your [[MOUTH]]'re ''DENY''ing something.
pictograph of a small school ''DESK''
some people think you have to take a [[CHILD]] and [[STRIKE]] them to make them ''DILIGENT''
this character challenges the user to //DISCERN// between [[RAMPART]]S and [[TILE]]s...related in terms of being architectural things, but different,mate...if you were a discerning person, you'd know.
pictograph of a DISH
when something is ''dodgy'', it is suspect -- suspicious.
And there's nothing dodgier than people breaking into your house while your [[SITTING DOWN|SITTING PERSON]] reading the Sunday paper, blowing a [[DART]] into your neck, [[KNEEING YOU IN THE CROTCH|KNEE IN THE CROTCH]] and then tying up your [[LOWER LEG]]s (not the upper part, no one bothers with that)
a [[CHILD]] with no arms?...he's DONE for...
when a typical dragon decides to [[STAND UP]] on two legs, he can be the size of the [[MOON]] and have a massive [[DRAGONTAIL]]
pictograph of a dragon's tail
Some of the characters and/or their mnemonics  might be consider sexist, racist or otherwise offensive by some readers (including me). They do not reflect my opinion; they were not chosen for their depth or tastefulness, but merely because they were memorable. So, I apologize in advance. You have been warned.
pictograph of an ''EAR''
''EARLY'' in the morning, the [[SUN]] rises, its rays of light stabbing late risers like [[NEEDLE]]s...
pictograph of a pile (mound) of EARTH
I say just remember this one
the [[BAMBOO]] thing that you can [[RELY]] on in an emergency
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this is just an alternate version of the [[HEART]] character, that appears as a component in characters (virtually always on the left hand side). We call it ''EMOTIONAL STATE'' for purposes of differentiation
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pictograph of an ENCLOSURE.
The main difference with [[MOUTH]] is that this always and only surrounds (encloses) other elements
it is the [[JEWEL]]-like substance that [[OPTIMUS PRIME]] seeks...
pictograph of a person entering into something (that's a motion line up at the top, like in comics, but instead of several, there's just one)
//differentiate from [[PERSON]]
a [[ONE]] [[DROP]] of [[H2O]] represents [[ETERNITY]] (I'm thinking of those [[amazing slow-motion photographs of a drop of water|]])
when your [[EYE]]s are split, divided, in [[PART]] looking to the now, but in part staring into space as you imagine the future, it's because you're waiting, hoping, [[EXPECT]]antly for something...
pictograph of an EYE
when something (an organ, perhaps) is [[ENTER]]ING someone else's [[MEAT]], then...generally, F::CKING is going on...
when something [[SHOW]]s signs of [[REGRESS]]ION, we say it is [[fading|FADE]] away...
pictograph of a FANG...
A father is a man that many sons cross swords (have disagreements and heart-wrenching emotional battles) with. "Why can't you be more of a man!!", demands father, "Why can't you love me just the way I am", laments hurt, confused, curious, effeminate son.  And so the character for father is, in fact, the battle symbol used on maps ([img[img/]]), except the sword handles are straight rather than circular. Plus it's upside down. Deal with it!

For more on map symbols, look [[here|]].
the general [[EMOTIONAL STATE]] of [[WHITE PEOPLE]] is FEAR...apparently them Chaanese and Jews and darkies are always coming to get them.
pictograph of bird's ''FEATHER''s
a(n oak [[TREE]]) that appears to have [[FEATHER]]s.
it's a [[PLANT]] that is reproduces via [[MICRSOCOPIC]] spores
pictograph of a rice FIELD/plot, viewed from above...those lines are the divisions...
pictograph of FIRE...
pictograph of a ''FISH''. Fish has lots of stuff that's good for your [[BRAIN|RICEFIELD]], all [[BOUND UP]] and ready to go on a [[STOVE]]
just remember it
a flame is both made up of [[FIRE]] and makes fire, so fire upon fire...
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this is actually a variant form of [[MEAT]], but it's altered so that it looks more or less identical to [[MOON]]

alternate names: ''BODY PART''
a ''FLOWER'' is a [[PLANT]] that people will [[SPEND]] a lot (of money) on

differentiate from: [[PRETTYFLOWER]]
Pictograph of a foot (actually a human footprint...)
Alternate meanings: LEG
Do not confuse with: [[LEG]] (confusing, I know).
a forest is larger than a [[grove|GROVE]], so it's represented by not two but three [[TREE]]S
just remember it
pictograph of a GATE
the [[KING]]s of old had ''GEMSTONES'' all around them, practically [[DROP]]ing at their feet and all over the floor around them...extravagant, conspicuously consuming rascals!
three [[TEN]]S make thirty (years) make a [[GENERATION]]
Pictograph of a ''GENTLEMAN''...that's his huge bowtie at the top.
Be sure to differentiate from [[SOIL]]. Unlike [[SOIL]], ''GENTLEMAN'' is longer at the top than at the bottom...
pictograph of a ''GIANT'' with like massive eye, similar to a cyclops?
people often use their [[MOUTH]]s in [[INTERCOURSE]] to ''GNAW'' at each other....rrrrrrrrrrrrr
in typical mythology, gods tend to [[SHOW]] miracles and [[SPEAKETH]] words of advice...
in the royal [[TENT]] the [[KING]] counts his little [[NUGGET|A DROP OF]]S of gold...
it is GOOD when a [[WOMAN]] is with [[CHILD]]...again, not my idea!
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highly stylized pictograph of a GRAPPLEHOOK -- like the kind DC Comics' Batman has a gun for.
pictograph of two [[TREE]]S...a grove is made up of multiple trees
pictograph of a tear-drop shaped droplet of water, ''H2O''
(the full character form of [[WATER]])
an ancient Chinese weapon...has an [[ARROW]]-like head and a second extra [[SUPERFINE BLADE]] (represented by an angled line)
//See the [['pedia|]] for more!//
pictograph of a hand (those lines are the palm lines)
when combined with other characters, it is almost always simplified to look like this:

some people in China used to think that you needed to take a [[CHILD]] and [[STRIKE]] them to make them more hardworking...awww...poor baby
something [[CASPER THE FRIENDLY GHOST]] wishes he could HAVE is a body made of [[FLESH]] and bone...
an article of [[CLOTHING|CLOTHES]] that [[WHITE PEOPLE]] love to wear
pictograph of a ''HEART''
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pictograph of ''HILLS'' turned to sideways. This always goes on the //left// hand side of a character.
a [[WOMAN]] who goes out with guys just for their [[BLING-BLING]] is a HO'
when you HOARD let them [[COME]] in, but don't let them [[RETURN]] whence they came.
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pictograph of the hood part of a hoodie...
a ''HOUND'' is a dog so [[BIG]] it could [[DROP]] a person in an instant...
even [[ONE]] [[DEAD BODY]] is something you don't want in your ''HOUSEHOLD''
you will [[SCREAM IN TERROR]] when you see the size, scope, coolness and seediness of the [[URBAN AGGLOMERATION]]s in ''HUBEI PROVINCE''. At least that was the case in ancient times...
[[ONE]] [[WHITE]] person is worth one ''HUNDRED'' darkies...and brownies...and those other "ethnic" types...
to stop [[PEOPLE|PERSON]] (Bruce Lee?) from forging cheques and such, they made a more complex version of the character for [[HUNDRED]], I call it ''HUNDRED COMPLEX''
a [[BIG MAN|BIG]] with a [[HAIRPIN represented by a horizontal line|ONE]] -- like one of those samurai topknots. This man is a ''HUSBAND''.
A soldier at war, and sees all the [[drops of|A DROP OF]] blood (not shown, to keep this rated PG) on his [[HAND]]s and on his [[HALBERD]]..and he wonders...what am ''I'' doing here? why am ''I'' here? why am ''I'' killing other young men?
ILLNESS is just a [[SICKNESS]], but it's also a sign of lacking moral fiber, a sign that you are a sinner, a [[THIRD RATE PERSON]]!!!
pictograph of someone holding their thumb and index finger together to indicate a tiny distance (indicated by a [[DROP]]), this distance is one ''INCH''
any [[SICKNESS]] where stuff gets in[[FLAME]]d is an INFLAMMATION. An //-itis//.
legal ''INFRACTION''s have since [[ANCIENT]] times been adding [[SPICY]]ness to history. You know -- break a law just to make things interesting. Declaration of Independence, etc.
pictograph of an ''INSECT''
when you [[ENTER]] into your [[HOODIE]], then you are INSIDE it...
that guy in the [[TOPHAT]] is your [[FATHER]] and he's apparently having ''intercourse''. This Chinese character was invented by someone who travelled back in time to witness his conception. Or, an extramarital affair is afoot. Either way, I know we're all offended, including me.

alternate story: [[SIX]] lines (courses?) cross (''intercourse'') each other making an [[X]] shape
Following the example of James Heisig and (later) Timothy Richardson, this file is intended to provide mnemonics to aid the memorization of Chinese characters (specifically, the meaning and writing of Chinese characters, independent of pronunciation). 

The goal is to have at least 4000 to 6000 character-keyword-story sets, and maybe more. At this writing, the file is still under construction, so keep coming back -- it will be updated often.

OK, now that we have that out of the way, let's get started. The best place is probably [[here|ONE]]. 
a [[SICKNESS]] that makes you look all yellow, like the [[SUNRISE]]
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[[GEMSTONE]] altered to look like [[KING]]
pictograph of a KATANA (samurai sword)...sorta.
pictograph of a KING in his royal robes...and, yes, he is a bit chunky. 
Think of [[the king of town in Homestar Runner|]], he ends up looking kind of...quadrilateral.

alternate story: the KING unites [[HEAVEN|SKY]] and [[EARTH]], by divine right; he is the representative of heaven on earth, with all rights and privileges thereto appertaining. Go absolute monarchy!
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pictograph of someone kneeing someone else in the crotch...look at that nice, sharp bending action...oooo...that had to hurt.
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pictograph of a kneeling person
if you ever get a [[DART]] put through your [[MOUTH]], you will know about it.
a LADLE is great for [[binding up|BOUND UP]] [[drops|A DROP OF]] water and soup and such.
a [[WOMAN]]'s [[MOUTH]] is one of the prettiest parts of her ''LIKENESS''...smiling...kissing...
in ''LODGINGS'', one [[HUNDRED]] [[PEOPLE]] are staying under a [[ROOF]]
something is important [[DROP]]PED by a [[HUSBAND]] and ''LOST'' forever...
[[LOWER LEG]] with the upper part cut off
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[[FOOT]] minus most of the upper part (It's cut off and flattened and stylized)
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pictograph of a LUNG

differentiate from: [[LUNG (ORGAN)]] which is an actual standalone character
the lungs are an organ, a [[BODY PART]] that get ruined by [[CITY]] life...all that smog.

differentiate from: [[LUNG]]
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a [[MAN]] must be able to work in the [[FIELD]] and be [[STRONG|STRENGTH]]
in terms of authority, a ''MASTER'' is worth about one [[DROP]] of the veritable ocean of authority that is a [[KING]]
pictograph of a massive cut of beef hanging up at the butcher''s made up of [[ENTER]], [[PERSON]] and [[HOODIE]]. So you might think of it as a person (Rocky) entering the gym, wearing his hoodie, and pounding meat. 
pictograph of a ''MELON''...those lines are like the yellowish lines you see on the (otherwise green) skin of a watermelon...
someone opened his [[MOUTH]] and had a [[SWORD OF HONOR]] stuck right down the middle!
ideograph of a ''MINISTER OF STATE''...those vertical lines represent how he ties himself to the [[GIANT]] that is the state...
MONEY is essentially [[GOLD or METAL|GOLD]] that people fight over with [[HALBERD]]S
pictograph of a crescent MOON
pictograph of a MORTAR (as in "pestle and mortar")
pictograph of a MOUTH
//differentiated from// [[ENCLOSURE]]
[[Start here|Introduction]]
[[Stroke Order]]
[[Go home/Get help|]]
[[Learn and Review Using an SRS|]]
[[Missing References]]
[[Character List By Frequency|]]
Since this is a work in progress, not all the references within each individual story are up yet. Don't worry, I know which ones are missing!
the [[METAL]] things that go in a [[NAILGUN]]
pictograph of a NAIL...
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pictograph of a [[NEEDLE]]...same as the character [[TEN]]
having a [[KATANA]] stuck into your back and being asked to hand over all your [[CASH]]...this tends to be considered a ''NEGATIVE'' thing by most people.
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pictograph of a ''NET''
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to ''NICK'' something is to use the [[BLADE OF A SWORD]] to make [[DROP]]-like marks
just remember it
this is NOT a "T" with an X through it at the top...that's NOT what it is; I am NOT saying to write it that way...
a [[TREE]] is coming out of the ground, but it's ''NOT YET'' all the way out, as represented by that [[LINE|ONE]]
under a [[TENT]], there are people enjoying [[A DROP OF]] tea, in an ancient Chinese tea ceremony carried out in the general's tent on the battlefield, and in this tea ceremony, you do everything [[7]] times. 7 sips. Spin the cup 7 times. 7 bows. What now? You say the tea ceremony is Japanese? Tea itself and the original form of the ceremony came from China so //there//! 
to me, anything more than like [[TWENTY]] (note: bottom line is longer) [[DAY]]s ago qualifies as ''ONCE UPON A TIME''

differentiate from: [[A LONG TIME]]
ONE horizontal line

//To go on to succeeding (related) characters, click on "references", at the end of this and other character entries.
a [[NEEDLE]] is ''ONLY JUST'' safe to [[USE]] for one or two [[DROPS|A DROP OF]], after which you have to dispose of it. If not, you're just asking for hepatitis and AIDS, son!

alternate names: [[CRACK ADDICT]], [[TYRONE BIGGUMS]]
pictograph of ''OPTIMUS PRIME'' (head only), leader of the Autobots in the fictional cartoon/toy/movie world of the //Transformers//. See these links for images:
[[Product Wiki|]]
you can either use the [[MOUTH]] (negotiation) ''OR'' the [[HALBERD]] (force) but not're either a negotiator or a bully...
when you get an ''order'' from a commanding officer, it doesn't matter what you're doing right [[NOW]], you [[DROP|A DROP OF]] it and listen!
when you give up your [[HAND]]s, [[MOUTH]] and other [[FLESH]]...that's ''ORGAN DONATION''
split something into [[EIGHT]] ''PARTS'' using a massive [[KATANA]]
the [[CLOTHES]] that [[CRACK ADDICT]]s wear tend to have ''PATCH''es on them
pictograph of a pedestal

alternate story: when people put someone on a ''PEDESTAL'', they [[KNEEL|KNEELING PERSON]] to the person and say all kinds of nice things with their [[MOUTH]]s...
pictograph of a PERSON
(when combined with other characters, it tends to go a bit vertical)
pictograph of a guy with a big PHYSIQUE sitting down on the ground; he's wearing a massive/carrying sword
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this pit is no ordinary pit -- it's so deep you need a [[GRAPPLEHOOK]] to get out of it, and has sides that are hard like a [[MORTAR]]...hard,, ceramic hard. It's like that pit that the Spartan dictator throws the Persian ambassador into in //300//
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pictograph of a ''PLANT''...those are the leaves
(yes, the cartoon character)
a [[PERSON]]'s individual [[PART]] of the load/work/labor etc., is her PORTION.
two [[HAND]]S held together in prayer, the one on the right has a prayer bracelet (a bracelet of prayer beads) on it represented by [[ONE HORIZONTAL LINE|ONE]]
pretty flowers are [[PLANT]]s that often cause people to want to [[HOARD]] them...
([RHS of [[CEREBRUM]])
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the [[DESK]]-like object sticking out of that [[CROTCH]] is a ''PROJECTILE WEAPON''!!
alternate: the [[DESK]] is being lifted by the ''PROJECTILE WEAPON'' in that [[CROTCH]]...
the [[RICE]] (i.e. food) that you [[PREPARE]] (altered to remove the [[PERSON]] character, since we don't eat people, right?) for a journey, these are your ''PROVISIONS''

note: in China, basically food = rice, just like people in the West say "our daily bread" when they actually mean "food" in general, "rice" and "food" are at some level interchangeable...
you get to see a large QUANTITY of [[SUNRISE]]s when you live in a [[RUSTIC VILLAGE]], coz you get up at the crack of dawn and what not...
pictograph of ''rain''
on [[WEST]]ern style castles, they pile up [[EARTH]] to make ''RAMPART''s

rampart:"a broad elevation or mound of earth raised as a fortification around a place and usually capped with a stone or earth parapet."
Source: RAMPART. (n.d.). Unabridged (v 1.1). Retrieved February 16, 2008, from website:
a [[PERSON]] who marries people from the [[SAME]] family tree...ewww
there's [[A BUNCH OF]] [[NEGATIVE]] aspects to relying on people...for starters, they might not come through. And if they do come through, they might hold it over your head for a long time, trying to milk it. Of course, this is a worst-case scenario, but...
the things that a [[PERSON]] [[POSSESS]]es are given her to ''repay her kindness'' in a past life...or so some believe...
this is a pictograph of a circle within a circle (squared up a bit), and the thing about circles is, no matter where you go, you always RETURN to where you started...
if you were around a [[TIGER]], trying to take down some notes on him (using [[WRITING]]), you would be ''REVERENT''. 'Cause...daaaayom...tigers are picky about literature.

alternate: the [[TIGER]] is trying to get some [[WRITING]] done -- maybe it's Shere Khan, the posh, public-schoolboy-accented Disney version -- and everyone is being ''REVERENT'' around him otherwise they're going to get a taste of the old tiger claw and have their insides strewn all over Shere Khan's writing bureau, mofo!
pictograph of all these rice grains, arranged like [[TEN]] [[DROPS|DROP]]
pictograph of a ricefield...with the nice divisions (subdivisions) and everything...
alternate meanings: [[BRAIN]]
pictograph of a ''RIVER''
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pictograph of ''ROOF''
in a ''RUSTIC VILLAGE'', the most important things are [[RICEFIELD]]s and the [[SOIL]]
a bunch of monks in [[HOODS|HOODIE]] all sing the exact same (Gregorian?) chant, as if they were of [[ONE]] [[MOUTH]] and one voice. We all watched //Monty Python//, right? //Pie Iesu Domine donna eus requiem//
from someone's [[MOUTH]] comes [[ONE]] important thing...(this is the sayeth people use in "Confucius say" ("子曰")
//differentiate from [[SPEAKETH]] and [[SUN]]//
a person who is terrified ''screams in terror'', so loud that it's as if she had not one but two [[MOUTHS|MOUTH]], and she does it so hard that [[ONE]] of her [[LUNG]]s comes out of her mouth.
since Japanese people point to their nose when referring to themselves, the ''SELF'' can be said to be a [[DROP]] between the [[EYE]]s
just remember it
an [[URUK HAI WEAPON]] is taken to a [[TURKEY]] and used to ''SEVER'' the bird! Man, when those Uruk Hai get serious about Thanksgiving...
SHOW is the [[SECOND|TWO]] part of something a lot of American kids do or did when they were [[SMALL]], that thing being "Show and Tell". People usually tell (introduce) first, and //then// show. So we're focussing on the order of occurrence rather than of naming.
your [[TUXEDO]] will ''SHRINK'' if you get it washed at some random [[LODGINGS]]
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pictograph of a person's head and upper back with all these weird swellings or lesions on it...yes, this person has a SICKNESS
The actual character for ''SILK'' is made up of [[SILK THREADS]]
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pictograph of ''SILK THREADS''
when people ''SING'', they often to do to become famous -- using their [[MOUTH]]s to make the [[BLING-BLING]]
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pictograph of a ''SITTING PERSON''
just remember it
pictograph of the sky. It's this [[ONE]] thing that both unites us and is [[BIG]]GER than us all. No one can stand and not be amazed by the beauty and majesty of the sky, especially at night.
a farmer wants more [[EXTRA]] [[RICEFIELD]]s, so he goes and does some slash-burn-agriculture, i.e. in order to cultivate land he first sets fire to it.

when you see a [[DEAD BODY]] of [[SOMETHING]], it's probably because it got slaughtered...
pictograph of a hand (the tips of two fingers) holding a needle.
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pictograph of a pig's ''SNOUT''
''Snow'' is [[RAIN]] (precipitation) that you can sweep with a [[BROOM]]
under a [[ROOF]], put a [[SLEEPING PLANK]] and someone who has [[NOT YET]] slept that day, and things are going to get SOMNIFEROUS
when out of someone's [[MOUTH]] come a stream of words of a religious nature (as represented by a [[Christian cross|TEN]]), then you're likely to hear the words SPEAKETH in describing those words, just because so many Christian texts have that old style Jacobean English...
a [[PERSON]] [[SITS DOWN|SITTING PERSON]] (that on the right is the same person, just sitting down -- kind of like how they draw people doing really fast actions in comics), and prepares to ''SPEND'' money at a slot machine or a poker table or an overpriced restaurant or something.
the food is so ''SPICY'' that it makes you [[STAND UP]] [[TEN]] times or more and run to the bathroom for a drink of water.
when you ''SQUAT'', you sit down, but your [[FEET|FOOT]] kind of [[DENY]] your butt actual access to the ground.
pictograph of a [[PERSON]] standing up
[[PORKY PIG]] (represented by his snout) carries [[RICE]]-wine in a ''STANDARDIZED WINE VESSEL'' wrapped in [[SILK|SILK THREADS]] and held respectfully with [[TWO HANDS]] 
the [[EMOTIONAL STATE]] of someone who's [[SCREAMING IN TERROR|SCREAM IN TERROR]] is one of being ''STARTLED''
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pictograph of a STOVE...probably a gas stove and those are all little flames...
pictograph of a person showing off their biceps. The elbow is at the right and the fist is pointing down. The first vertical line is the body/torso.
when a typical [[PERSON]], such as George Walker Bush, [[SPEAKETH]]...he tendeth to STRETCH the truth
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pictograph of something someone ''STRIKING'' a so:

when you've [[LOSE|LOST]] your [[FOOT]]ing (foot goes first), then you ''STUMBLE''
pictograph of the SUN
the [[SUN]] rising over the [[HORIZON|ONE]]
a SUPERCOMB is made from [[BAMBOO]], has an [[X-BOX]] attached, and is much better [[COMPARE]]ed to other combs...
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pictograph of not just a normal blade, but a  ''SUPERFINE BLADE'', nanometer thickness, due.

differentiate from: [[BLADE OF A SWORD]]
under whose [[ROOF]] all the [[SPICY]] gossip happens...
when you have just piles and piles of [[GOLD]], then you are SUPERWEALTHY
made of [[METAL]] and shaped like a [[NEEDLE]]
pictograph of the front tip of the human tongue, the part most responsive to ''SWEET'' tastes...
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pictograph of vertical line
become literate in Chinese (and Japanese, and Korean, and Vietnamese) by learning the meaning and writing of Chinese characters
Hanzi Mnemonics
You may have noticed that stroke order is lacking from these character mnemonics. It's something I would have liked to include, but the first priority was/is the stories. Nevertheless, it's crucial that you learn to write these characters properly. Fortunately, it's not hard at all; Chinese character stroke order is very simple and logical.

You will need:
* A book with nice, big characters to practice
* Squared paper to practice on
* A nice, decent pen
The best way to practice stroke order is just to write tons and tons of them; a typical book to help you do this will have good directions. There are also free websites that help with stroke order. Here are some books and websites you might try; in terms of books you don't need to buy them all, one will do:

*[[Reading and Writing Chinese|]]
*[[First 100 Chinese Characters|]]

*[[University of Southern California|]]
*[[Taiwan Ministry of Education|]]
*[[Wikimedia Chinese Character Stroke Order Project|]]
*[[Euroasia Sotware|]]
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[[WHITE PEOPLE]] being hit with [[LADLE]]s are becoming the ''TARGET/OF'' of hate crimes!
Note: this character has two core meanings, "target" and "of"...we combine them into "TARGET/OF". Silly? So what!
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pictograph of something ''TEENY WEENY'' (a very early stage fetus perhaps?)
At temples, the [[SOIL]] is only ever one [[INCH]] thick because the monks are always sweeping it
The number 10. Just remember it.
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pictograph of a tent. As a tent should, this character component always sits //above// things, covering them.
what is ''THAT?'''s [[OPTIMUS PRIME]], baby!
a ''THIRD RATE PERSON'' is one who lacks [[ONE]] single ounce of good [[INSIDE]] them...
(the character [[INSIDE]], in this case, has the [[ENTER]] part altered to look like [[PERSON]], since we are talking about a person...)
''three'' horizontal lines
pictograph of a ''ceramic tile''
you have to [[STAND UP]] for yourself when you grow up in a [[RUSTIC VILLAGE]], right from when you're a ''TODDLER''!
when you accept people of different [[LIKENESS]]es in your [[HEART]], then you become more ''TOLERANT''
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pictograph of a ''TOPHAT''.

alternate: this may also be used to represent the cartoon character cat, Tophat...(whose intellectual close friends get to call him T.C., etc.)
pictograph of a TREE...
the typical image of ''TRIBE'' is lots of [[PERSON]]s who are [[TEENY WEENY]] (short in stature)
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pictograph of a ''TURKEY''...biiig, arrogant, birds, so big they step up to [[PEOPLE|PERSON]] as if they were the [[ONE]], true [[MASTER]]
we give [[SILK THREADS]] a more concrete name sometimes -- ''TUXEDO''
[[TEN]] and [[TEN]] added together make [[TWENTY]]
TWO horizontal lines
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highly stylized pictograph of ''TWO HANDS''. Used to represent doing something very carefully or respectfully (and therefore with two hands, rather than callously i.e. with one hand)
see [[here|]] for images.
he's a [[PERSON]] and he's [[WHITE]]...and he's your father's elder brother...
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pictograph of a cityscape turned sideways...this always goes to on the //right// hand side of a character.
add [[NEEDLE]]s to a [[HALBERD]] to make an ''URUK HAI WEAPON''...

alternate names: [[SUPERHALBERD]]

note: URUK HAI are monsters from //Lord of the Rings//...and at least for the purposes of memorizing hanzi, they use monstrous weapons.
a [[WALKINGSTICK]] is very ''USE''FUL for pointing at the [[MOON]]...I guess because of the precision, otherwise it's just to vague ("yeah, overrr...//there//")
in a lab, someone puts a [[DROP]] of acid onto a piece of blue litmus's [[NOT YET]] turned ''VERMILLION''...but it's about to..
a [[GATE]] into a place where things are the [[PIT]]S...
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pictograph of a WALKINGSTICK. Just a vertical line. Very economical.
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a pictograph of three [[DROP]]s of ''WATER''
this is a pictograph of whiskey bottle...because they just love their drink in the wild, wild ''WEST''
[[A DROP OF]] [[SUN]]LIGHT is made of WHITE light.
Since it's so pregnant with inappropriate racial humor, we use the character [[WHITE]] to signify 'white people''
it is WISDOM to [[KNOW]] more than you [[SAYETH]]
pictograph of a WOMAN with big boobs pointing out to the left...hey, it wasn't my idea!
pictograph of ''WORD''s (represented by [[LINES|ONE]] coming out of someone's [[MOUTH]])
pictograph of a [[TOPHAT]]TED person, sitting with their legs crossed in an [[X]] shape, writing. 
Maybe it's J.K. Rowling in a tophat and she has nice legs. I don't know! I don't decide these things!

differentiate from: [[WRITE]]
Yes...X. You find it in characters dealing with crossing of stuff like legs and such.
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a BOX with an [[X]] in it...couldn't get any simpler. We use it to mean the video game console.
The [[SUN]] is rising over your [[LOWER FEET|LOWER FOOT]] and they're like "YES! thank you, sun, for getting us warm and toasty, now let us go out for a run!"
Alternate meaning: IS
think //Crimson Tide//, the movie. Remember the "Little Ducks" speech and orders? Well it was [[RAIN]]ing like heck, and that means the quantity of the captain's [[ORDER]]s that the sailors could actually here, was about ''zero''.
the ''ZHU RIVER'' in Shandong province apparently due to industrial pollution, has [[WATER]] that is [[VERMILION]] know how that Chinese industrial pollution rolls old school...(?)