When my Chinese teacher drew this the other day I had two thoughts:
1) Chinese characters really do look like little pictures.
2) What the hell is it?
“Australia is famous for big mouse, no?”
“Rats?” I thought it interesting that my 24 year-old Chinese personal trainer even knew about our Prime Minister.
“No, not rats…” he raises his hands to his chest, palms facing outward and curves his fingers over and down… and then begins to hop.
“Where did big mouse come from?”
“Chinese characters for Kangaroo kind of the same as for big mouse.”
I guess that’s why my Chinese teacher drew a picture of an ant on the belly of big mouse that was standing upright and throwing a yo-yo.
Speaking of a logographic writing system (I kind of was), here is a snap of some of my fine Chinese writing:
My teacher insisted I take a photo. I am not sure why. Maybe he thinks it is worse than his drawing of a Kangaroo.