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The Weird and the Weary

Apr 30, 2019

Where do certain terms come from like the term "rule of thumb" (a sexist, misogynistic origin), "mulatto" (a racist term describing a person with European and African blood, Brazilian and South African origins), and Siamese Twins. The original term was born from the exposure of Chang and Eng, conjoined twins from Siam who were shown around the world in "freak shows" performing parlour tricks and demonstrating their uniqueness. We chat about these two and how they became slaveowners and fathered 21 children between them with their own wives. Join us on episode 29 of the Weird and the Weary: Chang and Eng Bunker the Conjoined Twins from Siam.