Why You Shouldn't Give Ginger To Monkeys (and other animal sayings)
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Humans from different cultures anthropomorphize different animals to represent the same human traits.
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Sunshower: A meteorological phenomenon in which the sunshines while rain is falling.
Idiom: A group of words whose meaning is not readily understandable by defining the individual words.
Anthropomorphism: The attribution of human characteristics to an animal or god or object.
Linguistic Anthropology: A field of study into how language shapes communication around the world.
If you’re an American, this New York Times dialect quiz can predict your hometown based on the particular words you use: https://www.nytimes.com/intera....ctive/2014/upshot/di
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