Wednesday, September 24, 2008

translating outrage

Today I’m thinking that translation also spans English to English, and intralanguage translation could play an extremely important role in current events. For instance, we desperately need translators to interpret what’s going on at Wall Street to the rest of us. Or do we? I mean, for all the clouds of words surrounding the economic “crisis” (let’s look at the multiple meanings of that word), all I seem to hear is bullshit, bullshit, bullshit, and, oh yeah, a blank check signed by me and all my children and grandchildren and seven generations to come. Don’t parasites know it’s in their own best interests to keep their hosts alive?

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