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Day: November 2, 2015

Are there any short expletives that sound the same in different languages?

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Posted in categories: General Language, Linguistics

Nick Enfield [Page on sydney.edu.au]  (who I did linguistics with, and boy does he look different twenty years on) just got an Ig Noble [Improbable Research] for claiming the universality of Huh? (The Syllable Everyone Recognizes, Is ‘Huh?’ a universal word?) Of course the realisation of Huh? does differ by language; in the Mediterranean, for […]

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