Monthly Archives: March 2016

Chinese 28 Mar 2016


Another Chinese Swadesh, and another round of very interesting returns. My faves this time are a picture of a girl farting ocher dust for #109 死 (to die), Ronald McDonald about to get it on in a motel for #117 搔 (to scratch), a giraffe getting its spots blown off for #163 风 (wind), and, finally, some basic bare boobies (a first) for #183 新 (new).

Russian 13 Mar 2016


Russian up again, and this time we have a winner for the Grand Porn Prize! Amazingly enough, none of the first GIS returns on any of the Swadesh lists have been actual porn — although there have been adult-themed returns — until now, #95 соса́ть (to suck), which is pretty logical and somewhat surprising that it took 39 weeks for this to happen. also seemed to be serving up some very different results this time around, which was borne out when I compared it with the last Russian grid.