Ouch! The Language of Pain One of NPR's summer interns, Josh Kim, set out to answer this burning question: Why do people from different countries express pain differently? Most Americans might say "Ouch!" when they stub their toe or touch a hot stove. But other people in other countries say something else. Kim brings us this exploration of the curious similarities and idiosyncrasies of language.
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One of NPR's summer interns, Josh Kim, set out to answer this burning question: Why do people from different countries express pain differently? Most Americans might say "Ouch!" when they stub their toe or touch a hot stove. But other people in other countries say something else. Kim brings us this exploration of the curious similarities and idiosyncrasies of language.