Lost in Translation # 5

Lost in Translation # 5

I love the weird dissonance that can happen during  translation – the way in which two languages collide and send words glancing off in unexpected directions. Here’s something I saw in Venice last autumn… On the contrary, I think historical pasta might be...
Lost in Translation # 2

Lost in Translation # 2

Ohh, the slippery delights of language! Normally, when I’m in France and don’t know how to say something, I just use the English word in my cod French accent and nine times out of  ten get by okay.  There are, however, moments when the similarities between...