I haven't talked much about translation here, although that is what originally made me think of the title for this blog (in short, I had a translation task, and thought about it as “wrestling with words” - and then realised the phrase applies to many other situations in my life just as well).
But I'm not going to talk about translation now, either (disappointed? Yeah, right... ;) ). I'm just going to share a couple of interesting links. Don't worry, they're not exactly useful, more like weird and funny.
The 25 Most Hilarious Translation Fails Of All Time. Okay, it's not nice to make fun of others, but some of these really are hilarious (or maybe it's just my weird sense of humour :P).
|This from the site mentioned above.|
30 Untranslatable Words. This list could be endless, but some of these are lovely.
And Idioms of the World. This is why idioms can't always be directly translated!