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Talk the Talk: No Puns in China

Tuesday 2nd December / presented by Daniel Midgley James Hall

China's media office is cracking down on puns.

And not because they're terrible — they claim that wordplay is confusing, and damaging to cultural heritage. But is this just an attempt to control dissent? By the way, how many characters should there be in a Chinese tweet?

Linguist Daniel Midgley checks it out on this episode of Talk the Talk.

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