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Toponyms (#49)

Bikini; Greek (It's Greek to me); Lesbian; Nokia; Shanghaied

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  • rabbit

    Sharlin?? Spelling right??? Hahaha, how lovely you are! you made a same mistake with me ever before. I remembered Lewis asked me some questions about my room mate in the class one years ago. I answered unconsciously he is…..Lewis:O, you have a male room mate…Hehe, I am a girl, i was not having a male room mate actually. usually, in Chinese, in spoeken, she or he is not distinguished very clearly because we use ‘Ta’ instead of she or he. ‘Ta’ generally refer to she or he. it is very funny when we made ‘he’ mistake. Do you think so? Maybe Lewis did not think so.

    Aug 3, 2011 at 4:54 pm
  • Rumit

    I liked it!It’s very interesting to listen to,because it’s in two languages at once! I also agree about that mistake,cause in Chinese you can use “ta” for both,he and she,with the same pronunciation,but different spelling - 他 and 她..funny=)

    Nov 9, 2011 at 5:47 pm