Author: Samantha Enslen


Why dogs say ‘woof’ in English but not in Chinese

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Here’s a question for you: In what world do “baraag,” “toot,” “toerroe,” “baaa,” “paoh-paoh” and “u-u-u” all mean the same thing? It’s in the wild world …

Food & Drink

Why some drinks are called ‘hard’ alcohol or ‘spirits’

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First of all, let’s look at the word “hard.” It’s an old Germanic word — so old that one of its first recorded uses is in …