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What single word is the most widely understood across cultures and languages?
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Nov. 11, 2013 5:18 p.m.



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I don’t know if those pricey Rosetta Stone courses offer this lesson, but they should:

When you’re traveling abroad, there’s one word in particular you would do well to remember.

Jennifer Schuessler has the story HERE:

Are there words that are universally understood, across all countries and cultures? A team of linguists has proposed one: “huh.”

Huh?

In a paper published on Friday in the journal PLOS One, researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in the Netherlands announced that they had found strikingly similar versions in languages scattered across five continents, suggesting that “Huh?” is a universal ...

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