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May 3 17 10:05 PM
I did not make theScreengrab SGG leave,it's not true! It's bullshit!I did not make him!I DID NOT!Oh hai, Cappers.
May 14 17 8:37 AM
The Dapper Capper
May 15 17 2:48 PM
The Only French Novel Title That is Never Translated Into English,Despite the Fact That It Would Lose Absolutely Nothing in Translation.What's Up With That?Meanwhile, We Get Totally Screwy Translations of Titles That Are Somewhat Problematic to Translate.For Example, the Actual Title of The Hunchback of Notre Dame Isn't "The Hunchback of Notre Dame."It's Notre Dame de Paris ("Our Lady of Paris").No Hunchback.Now That's a Title That's Better Left Untranslated.With a Literal English Translation, Ignorant Calvinist Americans Might Not Realize That "Notre Dame de Paris" is the Name of a Cathedral.However, a Translated Title Might Have Caused Somebody SomewhereTo Realize That "Our Lady of Paris," In Addition to Being a Cathedral Named for the Virgin Mary,Is Also a Sly Reference to Esmeralda.But That Reference Was Totally Lost on the Original Translator,Who Apparently Assumed That Esmeralda Could Not Possibly Be the Title Character of a Major Novel,Given That She Does Not Have a Penis.Jesus, What an Asshole.And Don't Even Get Me Started on À la Recherche du Temps Perdu."Remembrance of Things Past"? Seriously? For Decades?!The Current Translation, In Search of Lost Time, Is Literally Correct, Admittedly,But It's Still Kinda Sucky.In English, "Lost Time" Sounds Like Something an Efficiency Expert Would Say to Describe an Inefficient Process,Or a Slow Trip Around the Track at the Daytona 500,Or the Jargon Your Office's Payroll Department Would Use to Describe an Uncompensated Absence.In Fact, "Lost Time" is the Exact Term That the Payroll System of the New York City Police Department Uses for That.To Give the Proper Emphasis to the Lostness of the Remembered Events, How About Putting the Adjective After the Noun?That Would Also Bring the Translation Closer to the Source Language, Given That That's What They Do in French, After All.In Search of Time Lost.I Think Proust Would Have Gone for That.
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