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LOST IN TRANSLATION: PENNIES AND PENISES

When you come from a family of immigrants, its not surprising that you end up with a lot of friends that are also immigrants. It is also not any more surprising that those friends are often adept in many different languages. While a lot of friends speak Creole, French, or Spanish, some are versed in even more distant languages such as Farsi, Arabic and Russian. The foreign brain, most likely as a need based defense mechanism, becomes incredibly apt at learning and processing new languages,  ...

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