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in english it’s “petri dish” but in chinese it’s “grow dish” 培養皿 except first, 皿 just fucking looks like a dish and 培養 ‘to foster’ is 培 ‘earth up; cultivate (lit. & fig.)’ (土 ‘dirt’ + 咅 ‘spit up’) + 養 ‘raise, support, grow’ (羊 ‘ram’ + 食 ‘food’) #AnnotatedHanzi

are you kidding me… this language… 芯片 ‘computer chip,’ comprised of 芯 ‘wick, core, pith of rush plant,’ itself 艹 ‘grass’ + 心 ‘heart,’ and 片 ‘slice,’ I can’t believe my language literally preempted my biocyberpunk concept #AnnotatedHanzi