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#3. Condoms Have Amazing Names In Other Countries
Since the world doesn’t all speak English — what’s wrong with them? — they have different names for condoms.

  • Portuguese: Venus shirt, Camisa de Venus.
  • U.K.: French letters or English Cups (La capote anglaise).
  • Chinese: baoxian (insurance glove).
  • Hungarian: ovsver literally means ‘safety tool’
  • Hong Kong: pei dang vi or ‘bullet proof vest’.
  • Danish: svangerskabsforebyggendemiddel, the official word for birth control.