Did you know…

…that the Portuguese term for ear plugs is “tampons for the ears”?

I’m still laughing over that one. But it makes sense!

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About Fletcher DeLancey

Socialist heathen and Mac-using author of the Chronicles of Alsea, who enjoys pondering science, politics, well-honed satire (though sarcastic humor can work, too) and all things geeky.
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6 Responses to Did you know…

  1. lockwooddewitt says:

    “from French tampon, from Middle French tampon “plug.”” http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=tampon So, yes, it really *does* make sense!

  2. Jorge says:

    Looky here, mr. Expat, since we’re on the subject of funny linguistic stuff, a mushroom should be a room where one eats mush, right?

    Right?

    Right?

  3. Mormonator says:

    You realize now every time I pass a box of tampons in a store or see anything about Portugal I will laugh hysterically and be thought insane. Language is fun.

    Sent from Samsung Mobile

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