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    Chinese Whispers

    Where does the phrase 'Chinese Whispers' come from?

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    Re: Chinese Whispers


    "Chinese whispers" or "Telephone" is a game in which each successive participant secretly whispers to the next a phrase or sentence whispered to them by the preceding participant. The game has many other names including the telephone game: Broken Telephone, Operator, the telephone game, whisper down the lane.

    The name "Chinese whispers" reflects the former stereotype in Europe of the Chinese language as being incomprehensible.



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