Tom Scott

Why You Swear in Anglo-Saxon and Order Fancy Food in French: Registers – @tomscott – Why is an “odour” classier than a “smell”? Why is a “beverage” fancier than a “drink”? The answer lies in English history – and in the way we automatically know which ‘register’ of language to use. (Includes bonus medieval advice for constipation!)

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