So apparently this comedian, Zach Sherwin, came across the article my supervisor published last year. The article investigates ‘ultraconserved words’. These are words which have presisted through time and include words such as black, mother and ashes. It’s pretty cool and I am impressed by this guy for doing quite a unique thing. It’ quite a nice thing for me too as I work for this research group at the moment – so look out for more articles by Prof. Mark Pagel and his team coming soon!
For the full article here.