The World in Words 13: chants, applause and faux Esperanto


Urawa Reds fans, Japan


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It's non-verbal language this week. The chants, grunts and rhythms of a crowd, and why one refrain in a White Stripes song has become so popular among European soccer fans. Also, the language of applause...and the deeply weird story about the TV ad in Esperanto - except it wasn't Esperanto. 

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