Day 11:
Day 11:

Day 11:

This is one of my favourite statements and posts. I am a curvy girl and got a lot of comments about my body in Japan. Some were negative, some were positive, some seeped in jealousy. I didn’t mind it so much when I lived there. I understand what a riveting experience it was for everyone.  It took me a long time to realize that others don’t know what you know. Others don’t look at the world the way you do. I know I’m kind of an interloper, foreign and fascinating. I am as perplexed by the Japanese as they are with me. And this is their turf. It’s fun to learn new things.

Saphir Warf hypotheses (Linguistic relativity) 

  1. In linguistics, the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis states that there are certain thoughts of an individual in one language that cannot be understood by those who live in another language. 
  2. The hypothesis states that the way people think is strongly affected by their native languages.
  3. It is a controversial theory championed by linguist Edward Sapir and his student Benjamin Whorf.


  • Paul Kay and Willett Kempton. What is the Sapir-Whorf- hypothesis?. 1984. American Anthropologist 86, 65-79.