Ancient Egyptian

“Meow” is just another name for “cat”

Jennifer Ball Soochow University, Suzhou, China Email: How to cite this paper: Ball, J. (2019). “Meow” Is Just Another Name for “Cat”. Open…

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Letter A: From Hawk to Ox

The oldest Egyptian hieroglyphs to have been discovered were inscribed around 3200 BC, fully formed, with no clear antecedent. This is more than 5,000…

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Breasts, Vaginas, and Tools: Musings on the roots of our alphabet

If you want to describe something to someone, but neither of you speak the same language, drawing a picture is the simplest way to…

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Eyes come as a pair, even when you’re only talking about one

My Business Card in Chinese and English  

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Actress Zoe Saldana as Neytiri from the 2009 film Avatar is enhanced by CGI to create a cow-like appearance resembling the Egyptian goddess Hathor.

Men’s taste in women hasn’t changed much

  05/18/2012 / Jennifer Ball / No Comments Avatar, 2010, is seen to the left. Hathor, the cow-woman goddess, circa 500 B.C., is seen…

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Symbols for mountains often represent breasts and symbols for breasts often look like mountains.

In Chinese, English, Egyptian, and Hebrew, A Similar Symbol Represents “Tits”

太太 = Mrs. tàitài tai4 tai4 Think about a “Mrs.” at a time of no birth control. These two “tais” represent breasts. “Tài tài”…

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