Wednesday, 13 July 2011

A pizza with everything? I knew that wouldn't work

Translating humour might be the most appealing to dissertation students, but is so difficult that it tends to make for more confusion than laughs.

"Translators and interpreters attempting to convey a joke from one language into another have a huge number of pitfalls to watch out for. Some types of humor simply don’t translate well into other languages, as one journalist recently discovered when he tried to share a joke with the Dalai Lama during an interview."

More on through Accredited's blog, not least because it involves a joke about the Dalai Lama, including the good man himself.

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