Language Matters: Dr Lisa Lim Talks About Where English Took the Words “Tycoon” and “Honcho” from

27 October 2017 (Friday)

27 October 2017 (Friday) – online

Dr Lisa Lim, Associate Professor in the School of English, : Dr Lisa Lim talks about where English took the words “tycoon” and “honcho” from, in her fortnightly Post Magazine column: Language Matters.

“Though one sounds Chinese, and the other Basque, these two terms for powerful people both entered the lexicon from Japan; one was subsequently used as a nickname for Abraham Lincoln”

Please click on the following link for the complete article:

http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/2117111/where-english-took-words-tycoon-and-honcho-you-may-be

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