OT: rambles about translation
head_overheels at hotmail.com
Mon Sep 20 16:26:30 EDT 2004
> > And this one is pertty much impossible to explain to anyone who
> > speak Scandinavian, but in a Clint Eastwood movie aired on Danish
> > outta here you sonofabitch!" turned into "Ud, dit
fjols!" The translation of
> > the word "fjols" is simple enough - it means
"fool" - but I'm at a loss on
> > how to show just how unmacho a thing this is to say...
> > Katta
>*giggle* I get the impression that it is the sort of thing an
>schoolmaster would say to a boy who had been throwing chalk or
>that more or less right? "Sonuvabitch Minor, I have lost all
patience with you!
That might work. :-) It's not an unusual word as such, but it's often used
about children or silly young girls. I guess it's rather as if Clint had
said, "Skedaddle, you little silly."
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