I spotted this poster during my latest hospital visit last week. "Hommization" looked an odd word alongside the others, and not one I'd heard before. The Chinese characters mean "human nature". Googling "hommization" I found that (a) the word does not exist in English, and (b) regardless, it's a word used widely in Chinese websites that have been auto-translated into English. So this means there is a word which appears in most Chinese electronic dictionaries, which is not actually an English word! How weird is that? Which bored dictionary writer decided to make it up? And what exactly is it supposed to mean? Answers on a postcard...
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