March 1, 2012

Wen: a lost word?

Just saw someone looking on the internet at Wen shampoo, and I am reminded that a wen is a nasty skin growth or excrescence (although perhaps Wen Jiabao might beg to differ).  There's a famous story about how the Chevy Nova did poorly in Hispanophone countries because no va = "it doesn't go."

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