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Jan. 8th, 2013 | 07:31 am

tsundoku (tsun-DOH-ku) - n., the piling up of unread books.


Borrowed late last year from Japanese, from tsumu, to pile up + doku, to read/reading (using an alternate character reading), with a pun on tsundeoku, to leave piled up. Usage in English is rapidly evolving, but it seems to get used as a verb of the action as well as the noun of the act.

---L.

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Ayesha

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from: browngirl
date: Jan. 8th, 2013 06:41 pm (UTC)
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*writes this one down*

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from: livejournal
date: Jan. 10th, 2013 07:38 am (UTC)
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User flwyd referenced to your post from tsundoku saying: [...] Originally posted by at tsundoku [...]

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