My partner’s sister currently lives in Vietnam and has posted a funny piece on the Vietnamese word for, well, rodent (and cucumber).
You know how Eskimos supposedly have hundreds of words for “snow”? Well, by extension, you’d think the Vietnamese would have hundreds of different words for “rat”. Surprisingly, they only have one word, “chuột”.
Her observations are helped with lots of colourful photographs which makes it quite easy to read and chuckle along with. Here is another piece on a visit to the supermarket with all the expected weirdnesses that cross cultural supermarkets enjoy.