In the past couple weeks, there have been two great, knowledge-heavy episodes of our originals series for PBS Digital Studios, Bongo Bongo. Rather than focusing on a single word, as usual, this week’s episode focuses on a huge, hotly disputed topic with multiple theories: the origins of language.
“Human language has come a long way from grunts, groans, and pointing. How did we evolve to create these beautifully nuanced and intricate full-fledged languages? There are theories abound! The science of language is directly tied to our understanding of the brain. And that’s a whole other nut we still haven’t cracked! This week’s Bongo Bongo looks into the murky waters of the origins of language to try and find…swimming monkeys? No. But monkeys offer quite a bit of insight into the origins of language as one might expect,” according to the official episode description. Check it out below!
Last week, the show tackled the popular word, “creep.” What does the word mean to you? “Is it the 4 hours you spent scouring your ex’s Facebook or that neighbor that always seems to know when you’re waiting for the elevator? Maybe it’s that feeling you get when the TV channel changes and you weren’t even near the remote,” writes the episode’s official description. Whatever it means to you, I bet you’re curious to find out more about the word’s interesting history. Watch it below!
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