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Language Log » The directed graph of stereotypical incomprehensibility -
"When an English speaker doesn't understand a word one says, it's "Greek to me". When a Hebrew speaker encounters this difficulty, it "sounds like Chinese". I've been told the Korean equivalent is "sounds like Hebrew". Has there been a study of this phrase phenomenon, relating different languages on some kind of Directed Graph?" ‎· Alex Kapranoff
Chinese win. ‎· dyachkoff