The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

Five-day forecast

Remove this weather forecast

Today

Hi60° Isolated Showers

Tonight

Lo45° Rain Likely

Thursday

Hi64° Showers Likely

Thursday Night

Lo43° Mostly Cloudy

Friday

Hi61° Partly Sunny

Friday Night

Lo41° Slight Chc Showers

Saturday

Hi63° Partly Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo40° Slight Chc Showers

Sunday

Hi64° Slight Chc Showers

Sunday Night

Lo41° Slight Chc Showers

In any language, ‘huh’ expresses universal confusion

Send to Kindle
Print This

LOS ANGELES — Humans speak many languages, but we may be united in our confusion. A new study examined languages from around the world and discovered what they say could be a universal word: “Huh?”

Researchers traveled to cities and remote villages on five continents, visiting native speakers of 10 very different languages. Their nearly 200 recordings of casual conversations revealed that there are versions of “Huh?” in every language they studied — and they sound remarkably similar.

View my optionsorSign in