The Hanzi Bird

As I’m still in the USA doing fun stuff with my girlfriend like Sarasota Beach, canoeing, Disney World, Busch Gardens, and Sea World, I haven’t been surfing the web much or keeping up with blogs.

Micah gave me a welcome heads up to a comment by Matt of No-Sword on the great blog Muninn which involved the use of hanzi for this pictographic purpose:


Good stuff.


John Pasden

John is a Shanghai-based linguist and entrepreneur, founder of AllSet Learning.


  1. Well, that’s pretty naughty. The only related use of hanzi that I’ve seen is a smiley with a big grin :-目

    (yes, a character supposed to represent an eye becomes a mouth!)

  2. Good stuff indeed.

  3. My friends and I do use this crying hanzi:
    (丌口丌) jikouji

  4. your mum Says: July 17, 2005 at 9:10 pm

    or if one hand is enough 山(-.-)

  5. There are ugly hanzi on their own… Try 肏 for instance 😛

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