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Re: hitchhiker's guide (was Re: Degaspregos)

From:James Campbell <james@...>
Date:Friday, December 14, 2001, 9:27
Me und Rune eskrë »

> > Actually, the Norwegian translation is really pants. The translators
> > clearly never played Scrabble. > > Really? Is that possible? (Never having played Scrabble, that is, not > the Norwegian translation being awful - you should see some of the > things they come up with in the subtitles on TV)
Oh, I have. But it must be tricky trying to give subtitles (where necessarily the space is restricted) which convey humour correctly. On my third night in Norway I found myself watching M*A*S*H with subtitles. (That was in Førde, the town now made famous by the notorious cheese thief... but that's another story.) But no, the translators clearly knew nothing of Scrabble. In the original, Arthur plays EXQUI next to SITE. "On a triple word score. Scores rather a lot I'm afraid." In _Restauranten der Universet slutter_, he plays FORTRE next to FFELIG. Grrrrrrrr. "Ffelig" isn't even in my Welsh dictionary, let alone in Norwegian. :) James ========================================================================= James Campbell Zeugma--Our Life Is Design Sponsored by -- for all your household blithery requirements =========================================================================