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Day: September 18, 2016

Would you take a DNA test to see your origins?

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https://youtu.be/tyaEQEmt5ls Some fascinating answers here. For me, no, and that’s about different attitudes to ethnicity and history. My no is for the same reason as User’s (answer stupidly collapsed by mods) or Feifei Wang’s. My skepticism about the methodologies in pop DNA tests is the same as Madelene Zarifa’s, my skepticism about the utility the […]

What are the greatest expressions, phrasal verbs or quotes from other languages you know (not your mother tongue)?

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The best saying of Ancient Greek ever comes from the very end of Ancient Greek. When Julian (emperor), last Roman advocate of paganism, was asked what he thought of Christianity, he said: ἀνέγνων. ἔγνων. κατέγνων. It’s a truly magnificent pun. Literally, it means: I up-knew, I knew, I down-knew. “To up-know” is the Greek for […]

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