February 28, 2014

We’ve been discussing the changing nature of the English language a lot here this week (from the rise of public English to the acceptance of “like”), but if there is one thing that’s consistent in language, it’s the word “huh.” Linguists have studied 31 languages that all contain the interjection, making it one of the first universal words.

is an associate editor for The Millions and an editor in Atlanta. She tweets at @temalone.

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