Friday, 9 July 2010

He loves to count things, he just doesn't go overboard on it.

Fans of language might get a laugh out of today's XKCD.



Yes, there are languages where anything over 2 is just considered 'many'. You could probably save some time going through the names of colours in these languages, too. "Ready, kids? Light! Dark! That was fun!"

'Primitive cultures', though? I'm no anthropologist, but that seems a bit old school to my ears. And a hint: if they're watching Sesame Street on TV, their culture is probably not that primitive.

1 comment:

  1. I was glad when I got to the bottom of your post. That "primitive" was killing my ears.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for commenting! If this comment is on a post older than 60 days, your comment will go straight to moderation, and I'll approve it if it's not spammy.