@cypnk Had to look up the etymology:

> It combines elements of 銆岀⿳銈撱仹銇娿亸銆 tsunde-oku (to pile things up ready for later and leave) and 銆岃鏇搞 dokusho (reading books).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsundoku

Just the existence of 绌嶃倱銇с亰銇 as an idiomatic concept is pretty cool in itself.

@notclacke Japanese is a great language for poetry. Stacking roots can give deeper meaning than the word itself

@cypnk To be fair, every language that allows composite words does that.

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@valerauko @cypnk Ok, so it just means "leave"? Is it some kind of derivative of 琛屻亸?

@notclacke no, it's 缃亸 in the sense of doing something in preparation

@cypnk
鈥淚 have a book on tsundoku, never finished it tho鈥

@excecate Nah, "hoarding" has specific connotations of being messy and otherwise unsanitary, whereas this is specific to book purchases and seems to indicate an otherwise normal proclivity

@cypnk

not all hoarders live in filth, but maybe that is the final destination of all?

@excecate Not necessarily. There's a line between eccentricity and an actual problem for one's self and neighbors. Many people live with mountains of books just fine and don't have a problem inviting guests in as well

That's a bigger issue for actual hoarders who are often embarrassed about their condition (of their place and their state of mind)

@cypnk I wonder if the same word could be applied to video games, or if a separate one already exists (looking at you, steam library)

@Tak Oh, I鈥檓 sure there鈥檚 a word for that too *cough*

(This isn鈥檛 mine BTW)

@cypnk the bottom could be filled with books, that probably wouldn't be visible from your webcam

@cypnk
Those won't get into a shelf. They end up in the biodegradable bin or that small room centered with porcelain. (The hamsters still grab all the rolls at the grocery store)

@cypnk Thank you so much, I know that I'm a tsundokuist now, I won't feel ashamed anymore.

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