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  1. ‘A Fish In Your Ear’: What Gets Lost In Translation

    Russian has a word for light blue and a word for dark blue, but no word for a general shade of blue. So when interpreters translate "blue" into Russian, they’re forced to pick a shade. It’s one of the many complexities of translation David Bellos explores in his new book, Is That a Fish in Your Ear?

    http://www.npr.org/2011/11/14/142309214/meaning-of-everything-often-lost-in-translation?sc=tw

    —Huffduffed by markhulme 2 years ago