Did You Know? (11-16-07)

• The native tribe of Tierra del Fuego has a language so guttural it cannot have an alphabet.

• Guttural means harsh; throaty.

• During WWII, Americans tried to train bats to drop bombs.

• A winged penis was the city symbol of Pompeii, the ancient Roman resort town destroyed by Mt. Vesuvius’ eruption. (This reminds me of a song I used to sing “♪♪ Oh have you seen the pearl necklace around my penis? ♪♪” and then the song really gets bad.

• Swahili is a combination of African tribal languages, Arabic and Portuguese.

One thought on “Did You Know? (11-16-07)”

  1. Where did you get the information about the inhabitants of Tierra del Fuego? There’s no reason that a language could not have an alphabet. That simply doesn’t make sense according to linguistics. It is possible that they do not have a written language, due to lack of necessity.

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