In the podcast this week, a Persian expression that includes “Texas.” Also, the meaning of haka, beyond New Zealand’s rugby fields.
00:00 What is not Texas here?
01:00 Helt Texas “(Completely Texas” in Norwegian) explained.
02:02 Ashley Cleek asks her Iranian husband Reza about the Persian expression Inja Texas nist (“It’s not Texas here”).
03:15 “Texas is like the uber United States.”
03:30 Texas acts as a stand-in for an out-of-control place, says Deborah Tannen, professor of linguistics at Georgetown University.
04:00 Reza’s Lucky Luke theory.
05:00 Ashley and Reza finally go to Texas. Reza calls his mom.
06:00 Another great Texas story in a similar vein: Julia Barton on Dallas.
06:40 Rugby and the haka.
8:05 The sound of the haka.
09:50 In Maori culture, “the more ugly you are, the more beautiful you are,” says New Zealander Corey Baker
11:40 A haka that challenges young, struggling Maoris to turn their lives around.
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