Fun Fact: The Funny Thing About The Chinese Word For Contradiction

Fun facts about China

The Chinese word for “contradiction” is 矛盾 (Máodùn), but the two characters individually mean “spear” and “shield”. This is because of a Chinese proverb of a peddler who sold weapons. He claimed to have a spear that could pierce any object, and a shield that could not be broken. An obvious contradiction.

Published by Adam (Neko Random)

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