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Prolagus commented on the word le téléphone arabe
Oh, yes, I know, sorry... It was a pindaric flight.
February 4, 2009
bilby commented on the word le téléphone arabe
Possibly we are talking about 2 things that are not entirely the same, ie. the children's game and a slang term (with 'ethnic' colour) for the grapevine. Certainly the game was known as Chinese whispers when I was at school in Australia.
Here a list of the game's name in different languages.
According to Wikipedia, the game is known in English-speaking countries as Chinese whispers or Russian Scandal. Is it true?
sionnach commented on the word le téléphone arabe
Yes; I'm pretty sure that was mentioned wherever I found the phrase.
Do you think there's a derogatory connotation to this?
July 24, 2008
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