Sep 28, 2021 • 9M

BONUS: Ridiculing Old People About Sex

Untraceable words, unusual infixes — and some rather specific vocabulary — make the Aslian languages among the more fascinating.

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JOHN McWHORTER: For our bonus segment, I'm going to be a little bit self-indulgent, as if I haven't done that before on this show, but I want to slide in something that I never have on Lexicon Valley because it hasn't quite fit in, and I'm always afraid it's a little too in the weeds, but it isn't. It's just that it's very local.

So, I mentioned Cambodia…

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