Again we tackle the questions that others dast not.
- Why do all children seem to know the nyah nyah song?
- Why do classic movie stars talk in that strange accent?
- Do Chinese characters stay readable longer than English words?
- Who says they feel less than?
- When a computer menu says Save, is that an imperative or an infinitive?
- Why does the word for night look like an N plus the word for eight in so many languages?
And more on this episode of Talk the Talk.
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Nyah nyah nyah nyah nyah nyah – Wikipedia
CRITICAL NOISE: The Ur-Song
Ring a Ring o’ Roses – Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ring_a_Ring_o%27_Roses
The Unanswered Question 1973 1 Musical Phonology Bernstein Norton
Songs and tales from the dark continent: the authoritative 1920 classic … – Natalie Curtis Burlin
Google Books link
We found out why all the actors from Hollywood’s Golden Age have such a distinct and strange accent
The Rise and Fall of Katharine Hepburn’s Fake Accent – The Atlantic
Why Do People In Old Movies Talk Weird?
The Origin of That Old-Timey Accent in Classic Movies
Mid-Atlantic accent – Wikipedia
Chinese Writing Timeline – Ancient History Encyclopedia
Ancient Scripts: Chinese
A Brief History Of Chinese Characters | The Chairman’s Bao
The Canterbury Tales, and Other Poems by Geoffrey Chaucer | Project Gutenberg
The Canterbury Tales. | Project Gutenberg
Is it a coincidence that in many European languages, the word for ‘night’ is the combination of the letter ‘n’ and some form resembling the number ‘eight’? As in ‘night, nacht, nuit, notte, noche…’ – Quora
eight | Etymonline
night | Etymonline
eight night ocho noche huit nuit acht nacht otto notte oito noite – linguistics language resolved | Ask MetaFilter