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tsundoku 
10th-Jan-2013 12:38 am
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Originally posted by prettygoodword at tsundoku
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.


Tsundoku is problem endemic in the Stone households.
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