Everybody knows that different cultures speak different languages. But although their languages may sound different, different cultures have a similar experience being human, so they all need words to describe the same things.

During the 19th century, it was common for travelers to purchase real vampire hunting kits, in preparation for their travels to Eastern Europe. The kits contained a wooden stake, a bible, crucifix, a pistol with lead bullets, gun powder, garlic and glass vials with various concoctions and supposedly magical potions to ward off vampires.

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