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>If you think a cry of pain is not a meme of communication, consider this
>-- in America we say "ouch" or "ow" when we feel pain. In Japan, they say
>"itai!" or "itai-o!" In China, they say "ai-o" and in the Philippines the
>say "apo!" or "apo-da!" In other words, in each culture they found a
>different way to express pain. You'd think an instinctual response would
>elicit a more uniform way of expressing itself.
Then it seems to be both, a meme and an instinctual response. Somebody with
a minor pain, or maybe even just with the fear of pain, will say aua
German, ouch English itai, itai-o, ai-o and so on, But somebody who is
tortured will just scream, whatever nationality.
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