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From sentences in Unko Kanji Doriru (“Poo Kanji Drills”), a series of writing-exercise books for elementary school students in Japan. The books were written by Yusaku Furuya and published in March by Bunkyosha. Translated from the Japanese by Robert Chapeskie.

I picked up some poo in the middle of the rice paddy.

There was poo on the sweet-pea flower petals.

This is a hieroglyph that represents poo.

Please take a look at the poo of an Indian elephant.

A long time ago there was a continent made of poo.

My body is weak, so I cannot carry heavy poo.

The gym teacher is using all of his muscles to poo.

The lawyer appeared in court covered in poo.

The weatherman was leaking poo during the live broadcast.

I warmed some poo over a low flame.

Thinking it was beef, I fried some poo by mistake.

A poo-shaped lunch box doesn’t whet one’s appetite.

What you are picking up with your chopsticks isn’t a soybean, it’s my poo.

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September 2017

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