Language Matters: Dr Lisa Lim Discusses How Asian Weight Measurements entered the English Language

22 January 2018 (Monday)

18 January 2018 (Friday) – online

Dr Lisa Lim, Associate Professor in the School of English, discusses how Asian weight measurements entered the English language, in her fortnightly Post Magazine column: Language Matters.

“Measures of weight taken from Malay and Javanese and in wide use in East Asia were adopted by early European settlers and passed into English, giving the language caddy – a box for holding tea”

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Source: SCMP