Blurt!Commonplace Book

“The cult of untranslatables goes beyond orientalism. They spread, meme-like, with the same misleading explanations repeated. Often, they hew suspiciously closely to stereotypes about the culture in question.” (David Shariatmadari, “Why We Love Untranslatable Words”, via Language Hat)

Saturday, January 11, 2020, 11:59:23am PDT