Wednesday 9 February 2011

The art of the Noodle

From Wikipedia's piece on Chinese Characters;

The most complex Chinese character still in use may be biáng  below, with 57 strokes, which refers to Biang biang noodles, a type of noodle from China's Shaanxi province. This character along with syllable biang cannot be found in dictionaries. The fact that it represents a syllable that does not exist in any Standard Chinese word means that it could be classified as a dialectal character.