Your Chinese lesson for the day: quan jue <death by dogs>

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jan 5 17:33:51 UTC 2014

Try to say [chew-ANNE jew-WAY]: Mandarin quan3 <dog> + jue2 <decide, judge,

<<A pro-government Chinese paper, Wei Wei Po, has reported that [North
Korean leader] Kim Jong-un's uncle Jang Song Thaek was sentenced to <<quan
jue>>, or death by dogs. Specifically, he and five other
<<co-conspirators>> were tossed naked into a cage filled with 120 ravenous
dogs who had been starved for three days prior to the event. The dogs then
ate them up <<completely>> while Kim patiently watched for over an hour.>>

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