Monthly Archives: November 2013

What word is found in the greatest variety of languages?

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, have researched the word “huh” – “a simple syllable with a low-front central vowel, glottal onset consonant, if any, and questioning intonation” – and found that it exists in widely … Continue reading

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The fine points of swearing

Warning: potentially offensive language A Canadian is arguing in a Dubai court that in Canada f*** off is not swearing but just an emphatic way of telling someone to leave one alone:

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