January 22, 2004

Cats -> naps, get it?

Another cartoon about how cultural salience creates vocabulary diversity. The Eskimos are off the hook for once.

No doubt this is one of a series: the squirrels have 79 words for nuts, the robins have 93 words for worms ...

[via Wolf Angel]

Posted by Mark Liberman at January 22, 2004 09:42 PM