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Japanese words for Inuit snow Quote of the day

“Just as the Inuit are said to have 18 words for snow, Hawaiians 47 for banana and Albanians 27 for moustache, the Japanese preoccupation is with bowing, for which there are half a dozen words”  I doubt much of that is true and/or significant, but catchily and amusingly written anyway- something which I imagine will turn out to be true as I read the rest of “Princess Masako” by Ben Hills too. Quote from pg 9.

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