It’s all Greek to Me

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When an English speaker doesn’t understand a word, one says “it’s all Greek to me.” Hebrew speakers say it “sounds like Chinese.” Apparently Korean speakers say it “sounds like Hebrew,” according to Language Log. Strange Maps illustrates the relationships between languages that seem alien. Chinese definitely wins, being the reference language for Greek, Polish, Rusian, Portuguese, Spanish, Hebrew, Dutch, Hungarian, Latvian, and Lithuanian Speakers.

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