Not all questions seek answers

Not all questions seek answers

All kinds of well-known Dutch people have been in the news recently who “wanted to ask questions” about the government’s corona policy. But asking a question doesn’t necessarily mean someone is looking for an answer. What can a question actually imply?

Speaking of the nose: the unexpected role of sniffing during conversations

Speaking of the nose: the unexpected role of sniffing during conversations

Imagine having a casual conversation and your conversation partner suddenly sniffs… No need to run off immediately to get tested for Corona; though people obviously sniff to prevent snot leaving their nose, it seems that the act of sniffing – a short, powerful and audible inhalation through the nose – also fulfills a useful communicative function during conversations!

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