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The Chinese people moisten a female horse

Yesterday a reader wrote: I was just too intrigued by the claim in Rundle’s recent column that “Zhongguo renmin zhan qilai le” could mean “anything from “the Chinese people are infected by skin disease” to “the Chinese people moisten a female horse” — could you get your resident Chinese speaker to type those alternate versions [...]
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Some Visible Signs of Lyme Disease Are Easily Missed or Mistaken

Health : Newswise Medical News (last year)

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Foot And Mouth Disease May Spread Through Shedding Skin Cells

Health : Medical News Today (3 years ago)

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The "moist" chronicles, continued

Academics / Linguistics : Language Log (5 years ago)

People's aversion to the word moist has attracted our attention for a while now (most recently in this post — see also the links in this one). Mark Peters recently wrote about the moist phenomenon for Good, quoting Language Log disc... Read Post


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