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Wed Feb 22 2012

Media: Jeremy Lin puns in Chinese

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Message 1: Jeremy Lin puns in Chinese
Date: 22-Feb-2012
From: Brent Woo <bwoolinguistlist.org>
Subject: Jeremy Lin puns in Chinese
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The recent craze following Jeremy Lin's surprising rise to fame in the NBA has
turned up some new words trending in social media--among them "linsanity" and
"linspiration". But English isn't the only language with wordplay: the Taiwanese
media are using similar homophony in Chinese to build a whole lexicon of puns
based on his name.

Read more: http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/national/national-
news/2012/02/22/332405/Creative-Linguistics.htm

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics


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