Tsundoku: Amassing a Collection of Books and Never Reading Them #Books #AmReading #Tsundoku

tsundoku – a Japanese term used to describe a person who owns a lot of unread literature.

The word “doku” can be used as a verb to mean “reading”. According to Prof. Gerstle, the “tsun” in “tsundoku” originates in “tsumu” – a word meaning “to pile up”.

So when put together, “tsundoku” has the meaning of buying reading material and piling it up.

Tom Gerken, BBC.com

I saw this recently in an article on the BBC news and I started cracking up!

The Japanese really have a word for everything šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚

Check out the original article here:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-44981013

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