Ambrose Li

Notes

  1. Technically “metal”; or “Venus” in Chinese the planet is named after the element
  2. Or “Saturn” in Chinese the planet is named after the element
  3. An “earth pig” is an “aardvark” (“earth pig” in Dutch). Copyediting-l (an editors’ email discussion forum) used to have a custom where people would used the word “aardvark” to disguise any word that should not be mentioned.
  4. Some claim the Chinese calendar, in its current form, was a German invention. The design of the calendar system was indeed revamped with the help of German astronomers. But does that make it German? or is it still Chinese? or is it some sort of a hybrid?