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oupacademic:

Language quiz: does the world look the same in any language?

The Japanese language has a single word that encompasses both green and blue colors, whilst the Russian language has separate terms for different shades of blue. So does this mean that people who speak Russian and Japanese perceive these colors differently from English speakers? And even more questionably: are we only able to form concepts of things for which we have a name?

Take our quiz and find out how well you know differences in language!
Image: Flickr in Scrabble letters by Taro Taylor. CC-BY-2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

oupacademic:

Language quiz: does the world look the same in any language?

The Japanese language has a single word that encompasses both green and blue colors, whilst the Russian language has separate terms for different shades of blue. So does this mean that people who speak Russian and Japanese perceive these colors differently from English speakers? And even more questionably: are we only able to form concepts of things for which we have a name?

Take our quiz and find out how well you know differences in language!

Image: Flickr in Scrabble letters by Taro Taylor. CC-BY-2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

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crazyeasy:

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crazyeasy:

Finally a sunscreen for me. A manly man. A real man’s man. Thank god a sunscreen I can finally use. I have been getting sunburnt my whole life waiting for this. Can’t use the other feminized sunscreens. Can’t risk losing my man card. Finally. Sunscreen in a black bottle. FOR MEN.

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