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Old 01-11-2007, 01:51 AM   #15281
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You think it's simply that the Swedish translation is badly done?
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Old 01-11-2007, 05:37 AM   #15282
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What do books have to do with killing a thread, exactly?
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Old 01-11-2007, 05:48 AM   #15283
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Old 01-11-2007, 05:53 AM   #15284
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What do books have to do with killing a thread, exactly?
the subject "Translating books into Swedish" is going to have a limited audience and a fairly limited natural life.

It's a cunning ploy by our Scandinavian forumites to get everyone else to leave and limit the thread-killing to Scandinavian only competitors.

Did I mention that Philip Ardagh let me hold his stuffed stoat called Malcolm?(before anyone says it, that isn't a euphemism. We are talking about a small animal here) Be sure to keep coming back to the thread as I tell the exciting story of how this came to pass.
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Old 01-11-2007, 05:55 AM   #15285
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I think not.

Our Scandinavian friends have cetainly been plotting, that's for sure. However, their plan will crash and burn, I predict....
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Old 01-11-2007, 05:56 AM   #15286
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Did I mention that Philip Ardagh let me hold his stuffed stoat called Malcolm?
Pity you couldn't weasel your way out of that one.
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Pity you couldn't weasel your way out of that one.
You can tell the two apart you know.

Weasels are weaselly recognised but stoats are stoatally different.
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Old 01-11-2007, 06:06 AM   #15288
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How very odd.
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Old 01-11-2007, 06:33 AM   #15289
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It's a cunning ploy by our Scandinavian forumites to get everyone else to leave and limit the thread-killing to Scandinavian only competitors.
Dang Trumgottist. He has disclosed our plan. We have to go to plan B.
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Old 01-11-2007, 07:39 AM   #15290
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Plan B is a lengthy discussion on whether Finland and Denmark count as part of Scandinavia, presumably. That should kill the thread, no problems.
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Finland, Finland, Finland.
The country where I want to be,
Pony trekking or camping,
Or just watching TV.
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Old 01-11-2007, 07:57 AM   #15292
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Old 01-11-2007, 08:16 AM   #15293
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Plan B is a lengthy discussion on whether Finland and Denmark count as part of Scandinavia, presumably. That should kill the thread, no problems.
Welcome to tonight's topic: Scandinavia - which countries do belong?

On our right side we have our Finnish debaters: Kolzig, Uptimist and Tobbe.
Too bad we don't have anyone from Denmark here tonight.

On our left side there are our Swedish and Norwegian forumites: Panthera, Trumgottist and Jelena.

Let the debate begin!



*snickers....this will bore the Americans, Brits and The Thread to death*
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Old 01-11-2007, 08:21 AM   #15294
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Can we also discuss whether or not Germany is part of Scandinavia? Maybe then we'd get some more snow (though probably not this year), so I can make some Calvin-style snowmen.


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*snickers....this will bore the Americans, Brits and The Thread to death*
I'll hold up the Yankee's end until re-enforcements arrive!

And seeing as how the Brits seem to enjoy boredom,, I'd be impressed if any discussion could bore them. Hats off to you if you do.
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Did you read a swedish translation? I've looked for one in online bookstores without luck. Perhaps original language is to prefer anyway.
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I've read the Swedish translation of one or two of the books, but the original is very much to prefer. I think they lose quite a bit in the translation. I've only looked for non-translated Discworld books in the last couple of years (10-12), so I suppose things could have improved, but I don't think so. I don't think it's so much that the Swedish translation is badly done. It's more that the books can't be translated to Swedish without losing something.
I always try to read the original version of books as long as I can understand the language.. The problem is that books not translated to norwegian are more expensive and harder to get hold of.. They tend to even translate Scandinavian books.
The only thing I can remember giving up the original of was Shakespeare. I discovered that I had to read the norwegian translation first, to get the story, then read the original version, and try to understand all the words..
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I'll hold up the Yankee's end until re-enforcements arrive!

And seeing as how the Brits seem to enjoy boredom,, I'd be impressed if any discussion could bore them. Hats off to you if you do.
what do you mean, we enjoy boredom?
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Old 01-11-2007, 09:18 AM   #15298
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That cheeky Gilligan, how dare he try to use boredom against us, we invented boredom! Well Dickens did, personally I prefer ennui.
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Old 01-11-2007, 09:25 AM   #15299
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what do you mean, we enjoy boredom?
Well, perhaps not Americanized Brits. We have the gift of taking a traditional person and converting him to our cause. After all, The Westernized World Runs on America™.

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That cheeky Gilligan, how dare he try to use boredom against us, we invented boredom! Well Dickens did, personally I prefer ennui.
Hm... I've heard that boredom is actually a side effect of breakfast tea.
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