How Do You Say ...? For Some Words, There's No Easy Translation
So they asked people across the globe to give them examples of words that didn't translate ... English, Dorothy, is moon river. There are some other words on your list that we didn't go get recorded here in Washington. The Urdu word goya. What does that mean?
Whistling Pigs: German Adventures with Google Translate
The underlying assumption of Google Translate is that any new text requiring translation contains phrases and word ... most German pigs do not have a habit of whistling. The Google Translate choice of “rocker” probably refers to the English expression ...
What Does "Homeland" Mean to You?
Ms. Lewis complained: "I wasn’t alive during World War II, but I associate “the homeland” with Nazi propaganda. It’s fascistic and offensive." She prefers "U.S" or "America." For me, too, the word "homeland" conjures a kind of antediluvian ...
A Joyful & Malicious History Of 'Schadenfreude'
As we’ll see, while schadenfreude's use in English texts begins in the mid-1800s, it only started making regular appearances in the past three decades. (As I type, Microsoft Word does ... German. My favorite, “Vergangenheitsbewältigung,” means ...
When is it okay to use the F word?
(I told this to the farmer, and he made me realize that since ... to think I’m young and fun.” “What do you mean, young and fun?” “I guess I mean fuckable.” “What? Why do you have to use that word?” “Because sometimes fuck is just the ...