Word of the Day / Chakalaka: How an Aztec Word for 'Babbler' Turned Into a Flashing Siren

This word replaced 'kojak' as the choice Hebrew term for emergency vehicle lighting.

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Believe it or not, but Hebrew hasn’t adopted many words from Nahuatl, the language of the Aztecs. Yet somehow chakalaka (cha-ka-LA-ka) – the...