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English should have an arrow pointing to Chinese as well; the phrase "Chinese algebra" comes to mind.Also, the Greek arrow should really be pointing to the word "Barbarian" as the Greeks considered all non-Greek speakers to be barbarians, i.e. people whose language sounded like "bar-bar" to Greek ears.
My favourite is "Moonspeak." It's usually used by internet-addled Americans vis-a-vis East Asian languages (esp. Japanese).
The other interesting thing is that apparently those who speak Aramaic, Telegu, Japanese and Javanese find no other language incomprehensible.
@ Palladian, also Hindi.What do Chinese say? 'Heaven only knows'?During high-level techie meetings does Bill Gates ever say 'Thats geek to me"?
"What do Chinese say? 'Heaven only knows'?"Wow, that must mean that my Grandmother was Chinese.
A fire-drill graph is needed.
Not wearing my reading glasses for a moment. I thought that was the drawing form high school health class explaining how one sperm eventually finds the egg.
The other interesting thing is that the graph is simple; there are no loops.
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