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!

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?



  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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