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Incomprehension Around the World

By Expectlabs @ExpectLabs

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How do other languages conceptualize the unknown? English speakers commonly says “it’s all Greek to me,” while Greek speakers respond with “are you speaking Turkish?”

The map above by Language Log collects even more of these idioms from Wikipedia and Omniglot. Now you can know exactly how to express your lack of understanding.

(via Language Log)



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